Posts Tagged: error

Best Practices for API Error Handling

Best Practices for API Error Handling

Error codes are almost the last thing that you want to see in an API response. Generally speaking, it means one of two things — something was so wrong in your request or your handling that the API simply couldn’t parse the passed data, or the API itself has so many problems that even the most well-formed request is going to fail. Read more

Tips and Tools for Debugging APIs

Tips and Tools for Debugging APIs

Benjamin Franklin once famously said “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. For the software developer, the saying should be amended to read “except death and taxes — and software bugs.”

It’s an unfortunate fact that the very nature of software development, especially in the collaborative environments popular amongst coders and companies today, makes software bugs inevitable. Read more

6 Techniques for 99.999% Uptime

A system is only useful if it can be used. If a system can’t be accessed, it might as well not exist. As far as APIs are concerned, this principle of availability is referred to as uptime.

Uptime is the state of a server or service, and the reliability thereof. Read more

Why API Developers Love GitHub

Perhaps one of the most important aspects of API development is source control. Proper implementation of source control can lead to more efficient, effective development, with fewer bugs, dependency conflicts, and operational errors.

One of the most popular forms of source control in the modern development environment is GitHub. Read more