Peter Hilton - Speaking & training

Dr Evil’s World Domination API

HTTP mistakes to avoid

Your API’s developer experience (DX) matters as much as your web site’s user experience: making people more successful ultimately makes more people successful. For HTTP APIs, a good DX doesn’t only come from HTTP’s simplicity, but also from its depth. This presentation introduces a parody API that makes every classic mistake, and shows how they lead to Dr Evil’s inevitable downfall.

Further reading: Use HTTP error handling in APIs and HTTP client error status code checklist.



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