The Complete and Utter Numbnuts Guide to Programming with Web APIs

Chapter 1:

When you’re satisfied with how your test functions to a web application such as Flickr are working and you then move to encapsulate the code into a reusable form, make sure you follow Simple Rule #1: rather than spending a considerable amount of time hacking, tearing apart, and picking to pieces the code when your new library doesn’t work, first check to make sure that the service hasn’t stopped running due to a scheduled downtime between the last test of the old code and the first test of the new.
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5 Responses to The Complete and Utter Numbnuts Guide to Programming with Web APIs

  1. Danny says:

    Oops…

    (Ch.2 : the cables that cats prefer)

  2. Jerry says:

    Don’t fix it if it ain’t borked?

    Ping twice, cut once?

  3. jcwinnie says:

    Been there, done that, want the tee shirt …and still waiting for the greasy coveralls shot.

  4. Shelley says:

    Could be a fun book to write, couldn’t it? Another title could be, “Dive into Stupidity”.

  5. I find it helps to keep reminding oneself of the The Eight Fallacies of
    Distributed Computing
    .