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When it came to the fax machine and pigeon I understood this is actually a joke xDDD
Oh god this reminds me of an API I was dealing with recently.
Sometimes it would return `error: <string>`.
Sometimes it would return the object I was looking for, with all the fields blank except for `message: <string>`, which was the error message.
People like that should be culled from society
Noob65664yEarly days Jira API. ^
stop71594yuntil i read the last line i thought you want someobe killing you.
Ain't nobody got time for streamlining nor refactoring that shit to RESTful, so we claim to be having a "REST API", while actually being quite random on how we manage the unexpected things we encounter while parsing and validating that random input of people.
One plus side? No-one is going to be able to work with our system anyway, so we can just ask an hourly rate for those who really want to and help with their integration. (:
FFS! I hate my job, let me refactor:
I think the problem with REST is that it's a very loosely defined, unopinionated standard.
Almost every API eventually needs pagination and filtering, maybe links and includes, and probably some kind of aggregation over combined result sets -- and those are the things which get reinvented over and over again.
That’s why we now have GraphQL. I’d love to see someone fuck that up