It’s a big day in the land of the WordPress REST API. Beta 1 of the 2.0 branch — the one that will be proposed for core — has been released after many months of development.
Twenty three contributors are credited on Beta 1, named Ralph Wiggum after The Simpsons character. You can see all the release notes and props on the 2.0 tag page of the WP REST API Github.
Additionally, the WordPress core merge plan has been updated to highlight which 2.0 tasks have been completed, which will help the team submit the API as a patch to core with some sanity when the time comes.
I’m sure a blog post will be coming out to highlight more, but this is a big milestone for the new API.