This section provides an overview of the Cloud Native Buildpack API specification. Most
buildpack users won’t need this information unless they are writing a buildpack or
a platform that supports buildpacks.
The Cloud Native Buildpack API specification consists of the following parts:
- Buildpack API - defines the interface between a buildpack and the environment that runs a buildpack.
- Platform API - defines the interface between the environment that runs a buildpack a platform that supports it.
- Distribution API - defines the artifact format, delivery mechanism, and order resolution process for buildpacks.