BigBoat docker dashboard API

docker, dashboard, bigboat, api, api-wrapper, docker-dashboard, python-2-7, python-3-6
pip install bigboat==0.2.13


BigBoat docker dashboard Python API

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Python wrapper library for the BigBoat API. This API can create, retrieve, update and delete application definitions, do similar operations for instances and poll for status.

Support for v2 and the deprecated v1 APIs (limited to certain operations) is included.


The BigBoat Python API has been tested to work on Python 2.7 and 3.6. The API has few dependencies; see requirements.txt for the list of installation requirements. The short list is also repeated here:


Install the latest version from PyPI using:

pip install bigboat


First, import the library:

import bigboat

Next, determine the URL of your BigBoat instance. In this example we use http://BIG_BOAT. Also check whether to use the v1 or v2 version of the API. v1 is limited (deprecated in newer versions) and v2 requires an API key. Example:

api = bigboat.Client_v2('http://BIG_BOAT', 'MY_API_KEY')

You can then use various methods on the client API, namely:

  • api.apps(): List of Applications
  • api.get_app(name, version): Retrieve a specific Application
  • api.update_app(name, version): Register an Application
  • api.delete_app(name, version: Delete an Application
  • api.instances(): List of Instances
  • api.get_instance(): Retrieve a specific Instance
  • api.update_instance(name, app_name, version, ...): Start an Instance
  • api.delete_instance(name): Stop an Instance

In addition to the common methods, v2 has the following API methods:

  • api.get_compose(name, version, file_name): Retrieve a docker compose or bigboat compose file for an Application
  • api.update_compose(name, version, file_name, content): Update a docker compose or bigboat compose file for an Application
  • api.statuses(): Retrieve a list of satus dictionaries


  • Travis is used to run unit tests and report on coverage.
  • Coveralls receives coverage reports and tracks them.
  • You can perform local lint checks, tests and coverage during development using make pylint, make test and make coverage, respectively.
  • We publish releases to PyPI using make release which performs multiple checks: version number consistency, lint and unit tests.


The API wrapper library is licensed under the Apache 2.0 License.