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The best APIs are the ones which aren't versioned and completely change key features overnight.
Woke up this morning to three broken client apps. Yay.2
You know what's funny?
Being called Jason.
Developers when talking about APIs and similar stuff: "So if you connect to our API you can get XML or JSON-" <pause>
<looks at me with a smirk like "haha! JSON/JASON LOL!">
<I gently smile like saying "yes. yes. I know. Thank you">
Fuck it I’m posting it again because I got got by this…Again.
If this is how you write your APIs, take a number, get in line. I got some slapping to get out of my system.7
Since everybody is posting a picture of their hardware and DE here's mine!
Xiaomi notebook air 13 with Elementary OS
i5-6200U @2.8 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
8 GB DDR4 Ram
256 PCIe SSD
1) get an idea for a cool app
2) evaluate feasibility and execution
3) ensure accessible data streams and APIs
4) get excited and realize the idea is doable
5) see someone has done that exact thing and it's already published on the Appstore :/10
First rant here. Long, but please bear with me:
So after slogging my ass off in various early stage startups for over 4 years and keeping up with the almost non-existent development process, I joined an organisation which has some of the brightest and smartest minds I have had the pleasure to work with.
Mind you, this company is the market leader in it's field and has a 50+ people in it's tech team and the quality of work is pretty impressive.
Now for this week's sprint, I was asked to develop a feature which already exists on the Android app and they want to introduce in the iOS app too. The backend APIs are all in place and all I need to do is build it with virtually no dependency. My PM asks me to start with the UI and ask the backend dev for the API list whenever I need them.This is where the story turns.
For my first API, I go to the backend dev and ask him to share the API documentation and he looks at me as if I have asked him to dance the fucking cha cha. With a straight face he tells me that, 'The organisation doesn't maintain any kind of documentation for it's APIs.' Now this really shocks me. Even in a 5 men tech teams I have worked on, we have always maintained a spec doc for the APIs and this is a company which is known for it's tech practices.
Being the new guy I compose myself and ask if they have anything for me here: Postman collection, a workflowy doc, a goddamn txt file; anything which might help me, and he laughs at my dilusion and says no.
Dejected, I ask for a way to get the APIs and I am told that there are only two ways: either I keep bothering the Android dev for the APIs(No, I don't have the access to the android repo and nor am I gonna get it) which he had worked on 4 months back or I install the prod app on my phone, and use Charles to get every fucking API which is really, really annoying.
I thought writing out this rant would make me feel better, turns out it just made me angrier. Why the fuck can't they document such an important thing!?13
I currently have the best problem ever:
Our client applications and APIs are so fast, users are complaining they don't notice that the UI changed in between the time they clicked a button and their eye drifts to the adjacent component. So now we're having to build visual cues to account for that.
So Twitter apparently used http status code "420 - Enhance your calm" to notify the client that it was sending too many requests (basically chill the **** out). Note the status code number as well 😁
Image from wikipedia.3
A programmer once explained Nietzsche like this:
A long time ago, god created the world, but forgot to leave a developer documentation, thus the whole world was like legacy code...
And humans are like the end user of this world, and some among them spent time studying it, using the Moral API, hoping to get a result of "http 200 ok" from our world for the peace of mind. But the true operation of this world is still yet unknown...
As time passes, humans begin to find that in Moral API, good and evil are two base classes, and all the other moral properties (like ethic, justice and stuff) are just other classes based on those two classes through multiple inheritance.
One day, when programmer Nietzsche was observing the world's runtime behavior, he came up with a question:
"Did god really use good and evil as base classes? Could it be that they are actually derived classes?"
Most of the world is currently in the favor of mankind, and god must've wrote individual user cases for it's end users, he thought.
This made Nietzsche thinking: if end users are considered into two cases: the strong and the weak, how would the world be designed base on its user story?
Let's think about the strong, they can bully the weak as they please, and there's nothing the weak can do to stop them. In this case whether the Moral API exists or not doesn't fulfill the need of the strong.
But when it comes to the weak, Nietzsche thinks that because the weak cannot fight the strong, they need to belittle bullying and praise the strong for being nice. When the weak does this, it covers their powerless state to some extent, making them look somehow equal to the strong by being capable of commenting.
God might have coded the Moral API to fit the weak's requirement, also adding some public methods for the weak to comment on the strong. If the strong takes care of the weak, they call him nice and good, if the strong bullies people, they call him bad and evil.
That's when Nietzsche realized, that good and evil are both derived classes from the weak, and the base class should be the strong and the weak.
Then he started a series of studies about the Moral API, and got some thesis that persuaded lots of other end users...7
Susan, where are the fucking API docs?
There ar no FUCKING documentations for all our APIs????14
Long story short, I'm unofficially the hacker at our office... Story time!
So I was hired three months ago to work for my current company, and after the three weeks of training I got assigned a project with an architect (who only works on the project very occasionally). I was tasked with revamping and implementing new features for an existing API, some of the code dated back to 2013. (important, keep this in mind)
So at one point I was testing the existing endpoints, because part of the project was automating tests using postman, and I saw something sketchy. So very sketchy. The method I was looking at took a POJO as an argument, extracted the ID of the user from it, looked the user up, and then updated the info of the looked up user with the POJO. So I tried sending a JSON with the info of my user, but the ID of another user. And voila, I overwrote his data.
Once I reported this (which took a while to be taken seriously because I was so new) I found out that this might be useful for sysadmins to have, so it wasn't completely horrible. However, the endpoint required no Auth to use. An anonymous curl request could overwrite any users data.
As this mess unfolded and we notified the higher ups, another architect jumped in to fix the mess and we found that you could also fetch the data of any user by knowing his ID, and overwrite his credit/debit cards. And well, the ID of the users were alphanumerical strings, which I thought would make it harder to abuse, but then realized all the IDs were sequentially generated... Again, these endpoints required no authentication.
So anyways. Panic ensued, systems people at HQ had to work that weekend, two hot fixes had to be delivered, and now they think I'm a hacker... I did go on to discover some other vulnerabilities, but nothing major.
It still amsues me they think I'm a hacker 😂😂 when I know about as much about hacking as the next guy at the office, but anyways, makes for a good story and I laugh every time I hear them call me a hacker. The whole thing was pretty amusing, they supposedly have security audits and QA, but for five years, these massive security holes went undetected... And our client is a massive company in my country... So, let's hope no one found it before I did.6
On the job 😊. Told them I could code in the interview... and they believed me.
Now I'm our Director of Technology, and spend at least 8 hours a day building everything from GraphQL APIs to Electron apps. It's been an awesome journey!2
There is this service that I want to use (wont name it for privacy/legal reasons) and I have created a trial account which gives me a limited access to their apis. However the usage is where things are interesting.
The api access is restricted to some 1000 calls per trial account. But also they have a explorer option which lets to have the functionality as a web app like a dashboard and the explorer usage has unlimited access.
Now since I didnt want to exhaust my api limit, I let my service call the explorer apis instead. Is this ethically wrong or it is the fault of the service providers that they have such a big gaping hole in their licensing?8
Trash, trash, trash.
Who the fuck writes this shit?
Who the fuck lets these trash should-be-junior devs roll their own crypto? and then approves it?
The garbage heap of a feature (signing for all apis) doesn't follow Ruby standards, doesn't follow codebase conventions, has `// this is bridge` style comments (and no documentation), and it requires consumer devs to do unnecessary work to integrate it, and on top of all this: it leaks end-user data. on all apis. in plaintext.
FUCKING TELEGRAM FUCK YOU STAY IN YOUR FUCKING API DOCUMENTATION AND STOP FUCKING TESTING YOUR SHIT ON A PRODUCTION SYSTEM WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT FUCK OFF WHY AM I EVEN DEVELOPING SHIT FOR YOUR PLATFORM ANYMORE WHEN FOLLOWING YOUR DOCUMENTATION LEADS TO FUCKING ERRORS AND WE HAVE TO DECOMPILE AND REVERSE ENGINEER YOUR FUCKING "OPEN SOURCE" APPS BECAUSE YOU DONT EVEN BOTHER TO FUCKING UPDATE THE SOURCE CODE ONCE A YEAR WHAT THE FUCK
Thank you for your attention7
I'm the only programmer in the company. Sometimes it's exhausting doing everything. I'm currently working on 3 iOS apps, a web app, building out the APIs and managing the databases at the same time.
Full fucking stack. Every day.11
I recently interviewed for a job at company where I had 20 minutes to code a solution in python (whose standard library I know nothing about) to a question, which also included googling certain finance-related APIs, with not one but two technical interviewers looking over my shoulder THE ENTIRE TIME.9
What about the REST?4
Best: My first app for Windows 10, "devRant unofficial".
Worst: A website for a client using Facebook APIs which don't want to work properly.4
I kinda wish they called programming lanuages programming dialects
I feel like im still writing in English, the message I am trying to convey to the computer is the same. To me they all just have different accents and ways about doing things4
Just saw an advert with the tag line similar to "An API built by developers, for developers"
Which makes me wonder. Do non-devs build APIs? How does that work?
The same to using APIs. Surely some dev knowledge/experience is required?5
Friend: Hey, so what do you do?
Me: I build backend systems and apis. I work with java/mongodb. I dable into some elixir and kotlin on my free time.
Friend: Cool, can you build me an Android app?11
Fucking IT and their self signed corporate proxy SSL bullshit getting in the way of anything that needs to verify SSL requests,
Fuck you for making my day a slow and miserable day and having to resort to forcing rest apis and SDKs to work over HTTP instead, all in the name of “Security”.2
1. Pre-sales to Client: We can develop 200 APIs with 10 developers in 9 months.
2. Client: Ok! Cool, its a deal.
-- Sprint starts --
3. Actual: We are 6 developers, commited (or sold out) to make 200 APIs in 9 months.
TPM decide to upgrade all our servers at once Friday night and didn’t bother with any smoke checks. This is what our APIs looked like Monday morning.4
BE FUCKING PRODUCTIVE! A simple project to keep you from using social media and other timewasters while you should be working on something10
Dear Google, please notify devs before you overhaul apis in Android, I hate updating my api level and then my code won't build, this ia extremely shitty, where I have to now update random Android code because of deprecated apis, Shit Google.3
So my CTO comes to me and asks me to checkout the APIs provided by a particular service and see if we can use them.
After two days of research I go to him and tell him that it cannot be done and it doesn’t fit our use case. He tells me research more although I have researched everything required.
So I take two days doing absolutely nothing, send a mail to the developer of the apis and they tell me that it can’t be done.
Now imagine this kind of scenario occurring every three months. RESEARCH MORE.
Why do super senior members of our company don’t trust me. It’s just so random and anger evoking7
We're digital plumbers.
90% of this job is figuring out what thing to connect to what thing and then figuring out how to connect them.
Writing the code that goes in-between both ends of the pipe is easy if not trivial 90% of the time.
Meaningful change in this industry is centered around endpoints: contracts, deployments, etc. Nobody needs yet another way to organize and import their leftpad().12
Client: "Let's code a prototype to show our intents to the customer. We have 96 screens to implement as a native app in 6 weeks"
~Prototype delivered in 6 weeks, despite some changes in the design on-the-go. Few months later~
Client: "The customer likes the prototype a lot. They would like to see some changes (another set of > 40 screens). It's still a prototype and the changes should be implemented in a month, but this time it has to use real data from external apis. We don't know which APIs yet, but it should also go live on the app store"
Somebody just donated to me through Venmo for one of my FOSS projects, but I dont have a donate button on my project page, and I didn't have a Venmo account. How did the service enamble do this? Im impressed lol5
A free, open source, modular (plugin based) home automation control center.
Ultimate goal is to support the core / apis and other devs code the drivers for the 'IoT' devices.
Also integratable with all the speech assistants like Amazon Echo, Google Assistant, Cortana etc.
Not that money dependent but very time consuming project.
Im starting in a week tho!4
Android docs suck so hard 😇
Google sucks so hard at making APIs 😄
Wraps everything in libraries, whose only purpose is to hide their incompetence 😛13
I wrote my app so nicely, I just finished adding a 2 new features without any major rewriting... even after not touching it for many months...2
1. Understand APIs without reading documentation.
2. Write correct code from first try.
3. Know to program in every language.
4. Create the perfect fully functional AI system.
5. Center objects vertically with one line CSS at target object.3
I don't know why, but each time I have the chance to create a caching system with redis to e.g. cache requests to APIs I get all excited about it.5
When the 3rd party library you're using is raising compile time warnings about using APIs that have been deprecated since iOS 6.
It was last updated in Sept 2015. President says they're working on iOS 10 compatibility.
If it still has that warning next release...
While working on generic enterprise code: querying databases, calling third-party APIs and just passing data around, I'm thinking: "PLEASE LET ME DO SOME THINKING, LET ME WORK ON SOME HARD ALGORITHM OR SOMETHING!"
When finally working on 'some hard algorithm or something', I'm thinking: "ARGH! MY HEAD ACHES! GIVE ME RELEASE! LET ME WORK ON SOME MINDLESS ENTERPRISE CODE!"1
People are so obsessed with apis nowadays that I was thinking about writing a rest api to get the amount of fucks that i want to give to the client whenever they ask for some change requests or improvements..2
Coding is like cooking.
But only if
the heat source is lava. //Language
And the pot is lava. //IDE
And the food is lava. //Program
And the dishes are lava. //Classes
And the floor is lava. //APIs
And the tools are lava. //Compilers3
And today in Laravel-land, how to take fluent APIs to the utmost consequences.
Better...? Seriously? All your lines got longer and you know have closures to run.10
So I had this internship in highschool for some marketing company creating simple databases for them to help out with their business.
When I came back from college for I think winter break they had asked if I would come in to help with a task that was going to take all day so they wanted me to come early. I agree and show up the next morning.
They had an Excel spreadsheet with about 5000 records in it and one of the fields was the name of the customer. They told me that the records came in as lastName, firstName or as lastName,firstName.
They wanted the field to look like firstName lastName. For a minute or two they had someone show me how they have been doing this which was just by hand. I don't really work with Excel so im not too keen with the macros. But it took me about 1 Google and 30 seconds to find someone with a similar macro to achieve this, I altered it a bit and let it go through all the records.
It was an awesome feeling when I went to the boss to let them know I was done (it had only been 10 mins), they almost didnt believe me.
Funny how one line of code can turn a day's work into a matter of minutes.2
Unintuitive APIs, with poor documentation and terrible parameter names. It's like they don't want me to use it3
Last year I changed jobs from a large multi-national to a small local agency (which happens to be run by friends of mine).
One of the reasons for doing this was that my work involved more office politics than *actual* software development, and had just plain stopped being fun.
Now, I am having fun again! An example?
For one of our clients we have to connect to (a lot) of third-party APIs. Often even SOAP APIs!
Now I hear you protest "But that is no fun at all! SOAP APIS SUCK!" Which is true, more often than not. 😔
BUT! My friend started an internal API-SNAFU Trello board. Every time you get bitten in the ass by some ill conceived fuck-up of an API, you get to add your complaint to the board.
Beside giving as something to reciprocally rant about, the board also serves a serious function: depending on the amount of fuck-ups an API has been known to make, the price for working with that API will go up.
Who said it doesn't pay to complain? 😀1
If we had a devRant vote on the most annoying word of 2018, I'd vote for "token".
Token here, token there, token yourself in the rear!
Some project I'm currently working on has to fetch 4 different tokens for these syphillis-ridden external CUNTful APIs.
Your mother inhales dicks at the trainstation toilet for one token!2
Why do so shitty "API"s exist that are even harder to write than proper ones? D:
Trying to hack my venilation at home.
This API is so horrible D:
The API is only based on POST requests no matter if you want to write values or get values and the response only contains XML with cryptic values like:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
Also there are multiple API routes like
And actually the real API route is only given in the request body and not in the path.
Why is this so shitty? D:<
Btw in terms of security this is also top notch. It just globally saves if one computer sends the login password.
I mean why even ask for a password then? D:
That made me end up with a cronjob to send a login request so I don't have to login on any device.
You see, great piece of German engineering.3
From today on I'll have two roommates. Two girls, who always listen. And the best part, if I don't like their response I'll just use their APIs to make them say what I want. Too bad both of them are unemotional boxes.7
The whole office thinks I'm working on a serious dev. I'm just running dev rant APIs on cmd and scroling.Happy Friday!2
So google maps APIs will now basically be a pay to play, like many other services of google, is there any actually good alternative for getting long+lat and distance matrix for free?20
Just spent an entire night eaning up my codebase...
I optimized some of the functions got rid of unnecessary global variables and changed up the whole file hirearchy so it would be easier to read. After spending all night doing this I went to run the program and for once it seemed everything worked right the first time! However a portion of my application that is supposed to happen at a certain date and time never would run. After spending all night comparing each and every line for what I changed versus my last commit I couldn't find the fallacy in my logic. Everything should still work like it did before. After spending more time looking for bugs I finally realized I didn't break anything when I switched over to this new structure it was the old code that was broken. I went through the old code and after some debugging eventually found the culprit an extra continue statement that prevented my loop from fully executing. Lesson learned sometimes the biggest bugs can spawn from one line of code.4
Quitting nicotine starting tomorrow.
Anyone have any tips or advice to expedite the withdrawal process?
I have already decided I'm going to start going for morning runs and take probably 3 hot showers a day.
My biggest fear is that I'll get insomnia and I will not be able to keep up with my school work due to fatigue17
@dfox Would you make it possible to cluster push notifications that occur on the same post? When I receive a lot of notifs at once it clogs up my notification center.
Additionally would it be possible so that I can completely turn off seeing certain types of notifs even in the app not just for push notifications (from what I gather that is the only thing I have control over)2
Yup, sure our team of three devs will build you a fully functioning e-commerce site from scratch that grabs data from several APIs and uploads it to several more.
You need it in two weeks? No problem.
Me: Wait...what the...?!
One week in and I only have access to test one of the four necessary APIs as the client hasn't signed the necessary paperwork with other providers.7
Fuck you Twitter for making your widgets createTweet-method only work with the tweet-id as string. Fuck you especially for don't returning nor throwing any error for giving an integer value to it.
This took some time...
Companies that create APIs and then update them but fail to update the documentation, to a point where the syntax doesn't even remotely resemble how it originally was, or even give the location of where the new endpoint is.
WHY MUST YOU MAKE MY LIFE HELL2
I find it hilarious the total misconception of hacking that the general public has. I tell people I know cyber security (Not as much as a lot of people around here) but it is a hobby of mine and I find it very useful/interesting.
But I can't stop but laugh when someone is like, can you get all the text messages my bf receives?
Can you hack this for me can you back that?
C'mon even if I knew how to do that without being caught you think I would even admit that to you. Do hackers just walk around with an index card pasted to their forehead of their skill? It's not even slightly reasonable to think this lol even for someone who doesn't know about the field
You know it is gonna be "fun" integrating client APIs, when all of them respond with
"Thanks for submitting the request"
And no error or status code whatsoever, no matter what you send.
Also, the client likes to test/call this API in Internet explorer address bar, and doesn't trust Postman. Amazing shit dude.3
The worst thing I have seen a dev do?
- Have all the APIs work without an access token for our main product which handles ~10k requests a day.
- Calling our architecture secure in the crucial investor meeting and being 'confident' that our database can not be compromised. No wonder we did not get funded.3
Started a new gig doing APIs and deployment pipelines. After a few weeks a new boss came on the scene and decided I'm now a web dev, and the API and pipelines are going to be scrapped, and replaced by something with less availability and scalability.
Anyone looking for a good back-end dev?
One of our internal apis returns an array in which the first element is metadata about the request.
Why would anyone want to punish their users like that6
Finally learning vim after a few years of absolute refusal.
echo export EDITOR="vim" >> ~/.bashrc18
So.. Someone proposed replacing all huge functions with apis and then using them internally in our own code.
Accessible over http..1
That moment when you browse github repos to contribute but then you realize the APIs are way more advanced than you're coding skills. #fml2
Wow, very technical and clear documentation:
"While we do not publish the symbol limits for the streaming API, we do monitor for abuse to make sure people aren’t doing anything egregious. Essentially, ask for what you need. Don’t abuse the APIs and you should be fine."
...and, we all know what 'fine' stands for, right?
Upgrading Unity with petrifying dread, contemplating the shit loads of work I have to do in order to fix my project as it used depricated APIs.4
Google: we want to crack down on adblockers in Chrome and remove APIs. If we threw out Chrome store extensions that use the old ad blocking APIs, Chromium forks would be hit as well, haha!
Vivaldi: we've integrated DuckDuckGo based ad and tracker blocking right into our Chromium based browser. Also for Android now, haha!9
Clients assume that because they can't see it, means no real work was done. Or even worse, you show them code that was written for the server, even demo the apis but without a pretty front-end it's pretty much meaningless. Even if ITS NOT YOUR JOB TO DO THE FRONT-END!!!1
So lately I am learning about APIs and REST/ful architecture (I'm a plain beginner). I must say it's very interesting.
I find this website very very helpful as a practical implementation of the theory I've been consuming. I'd truly appreciate any recommendation on the subject.
You want to know what shit is?
Go use Alibaba cloud service!
Trying out the service and luckily for me i only paid a few bucks.
-- Poor documentation which seems like it was written by the team from sales.
-- Poor github code samples... If i had written similar code while in college, it would be far better than their code samples... no exaggeration, It literally has 0.1% comment.
See for yourself
-- Its Object Storage (OSS) C# APIs are all synchronous (Who fucking wrote this piece of shit deserves 10,000 punch in the face). You just killed the whole essence of netcore with oss.
-- Error logs are in Chinese (This was expected but seriously Ali you sold your product in English. WTF you got no English dev)
Coming from an Azure world, i would say Alibaba cloud is still in its infant stage (Cheap to use and Expensive to manage).
Make use of it at your own risk!3
I'm writing a blog series about GoLang and REST interfaces, if your interested in golang but don't know where to start give it a read https://blog.mescrocker.co.uk/golan...2
Gotta love it when everything works flawlessly with the test API endpoint and credentials, but when I try to go live, there's suddenly a ton of additional configuration to get the third-party APIs working.
Why the fuck do you even provide a testing environment, if it's completely different from the live one?1
There's this Senior Developer here at the company I work for, and every single project he works on (usually APIs), the return status codes are always 400 when there is an error.
How do I tell him there are over 60 status codes?2
Worst thing I’ve seen other Dev do?
Asking someone else to do the documentation for APIs he/she wrote...2
After over two days of debugging, lesson learnt don't assume your table's prefix nor depend on other APIs for SQL injections1
I often have ideas, and can (and have) the APIs for my ideas often built in one single evening - but - i absolutely hate building the frontend of sites and apps.
Where do you look for people on the opposite side of the coin?4
Need to have APIs ready, worked weekends of my own time still not done, why won't my boss get bums on seats to help -.-6
Seeing the phrases and language and different APIs and platforms and various versions of everything everybody talks about makes me feel even less prepared to enter the industry properly when I leave University.
I'm going being a WordPress specialist.3
My current project: PHP microframework that makes building REST API kinda 'easy'
But I've read some articles online that building APIs using PHP is a really bad idea. I guess I just wasted my time. Lol. I hate myself.6
My GitHub repo has a little over 1,000 downloads but only 433 stars does that seem off to anyone? For an employer does GitHub stars on a project even matter?7
Feature to spam people everywhere. A frigging set of apis where you can spam sms to people based on their habits. I am sorry for this shit. Even I'm not safe from this.3
Can we all start using error codes for apis? I'm so sick of doing a reg exp check to see if the word "failed" is in your return message and having to change it every time you feel like updating the language.2
Why do people design web apis where the way you submit your authorization is via a custom header?
Especially when the authorization is literally a token?
Am I ingesting something special?10
ideal sprint fallacy.
total days 10 , total hours(excluding breaks ) 8 hrs per day= 80 hrs per dev
code freeze day = day 8, testing+ fixing days : 8,9,10. release day : day 10
so ideal dev time = 7days/56 hr
meetings= - 1hr per day => 49 hrs per dev
- 1 day for planning i.e d1 . so dev time left . 6 days 42 hrs.
all good planning. now here comes the messups
1. last release took some time. so planning could not happen on d1. all devs are waiting. . devtime = 5 days 35 hrs.
2. during planning:
mgr: hey devx what's the status on task 1?
d: i integrated mock apis. if server has made the apis, i will test them .
mgr : server says the apis are done. whats your guestimate for the task completion?
d : max 1-2 hrs?
m : cool. i assign you 4 hrs for this. now what about task 2?
d : task told to me is done and working . however sub mgr mentioned that a new screen will be added. so that will take time
m : no we probably won't be taking the screen. what's your giestimate?
d : a few more testing on existing features. maybe 1-2 hrs ?
another 4 hrs for u. what about task 3?
d : <same story>
m : cool. another 4 hrs for u. so a total of 12 hrs out of 35 hrs? you must be relaxed this sprint.
d : yeah i guess.
d1: wasted i previous sprint
d2 : sprint planning
d3 : 3+ hrs of meetings, apis for task 1 weren't available sub manager randomly decided that yes we can add another screen but didn't discussed. updates on all 3 tasks : no change in status
d4 : same story. dev apis starts failing so testing comes to halt.
d5 : apis for task1 available . task 3 got additional improvement points from mgr out of random. some prod issue happens which takes 4+ hrs. update on tasks : some more work done on task 3, task 1 and 2 remains same.
d6 : task1 apis are different from mocks. additionally 2 apis start breaking and its come to know thatgrs did not explain the task properly. finally after another 3+ hrs of discussion , we come to some conclusions and resolutions
d7 : prod issue again comes. 4+ hrs goes into it . task 2 and 3 are discussed for new screen additiona that can easily take 2+ days to be created . we agree tot ake 1 and drop 2nd task's changes i finish task 2 new screens in 6 hrs , hoping that finally everything will be fine.
d8 : prod issue again comes, and changes are requested in task 2 and 3
day 9 build finally goes to tester
day 10 first few bugs come with approval for some tasks
day 11(day 1 of new sprint) final build with fixes is shared. new bugs (unrelated to tasks. basically new features disguised as bugs) are raised . we reject and release the build.
day 2 sprint planning
mgr : hey dev x, u had only 12 hrs of work in your plate. why did the build got delayed?
I have a pretty successful project on github
Which I don't think is necessarily my best achievement but all the stuff I do at work is not open
I used the project as a way to learn bash scripting and it kinda caught on.
Sadly I'm not a sys admin or anything I'm more of hardware/embedded engineer but it's still cool to have one of my projects being so used. And I got to learn a little of bash along the way 😁 I now feel super comfortable in a terminal and reading man pages to figure things our which was a skill i lacked previously. I definitely learn better by doing and fixing mistakes along the way
Today it is the day of:
"Ok just a few more changes and this thing is good to go. Let me just look at this for a bit to make sure the changes work and...."
And now I'm looking at some APIs spitting out garbage and somehow everything is working and I'm questioning if I know anything at all now :O1
Have you worked with GraphQL? Saw it for the first time and it looks like a pretty good tool for working with APIs, to me. I am excited to read your opinions about GraphQL.23
Operating system for esp8266 based mcus, think Android (OS, APIs, App store) for mcus. Currently writing the docs for the OS APIs. If sounds interesting, check out https://prismos.dev1
The project is about keeping track of APIs of libraries, frameworks, language, and notify subscriber when some API is changed, added or deprecated13
To me, writing authorization code for securing APIs is like having to fold an enormous pile of laundry and actually putting it all away afterward. It needs to be done but I'm not going to enjoy it.3
Personal mini-project from a million years ago which I practically don't maintain anymore, broke. External APIs are being bitches.
Made a fix, but I'm too lazy to push. (I don't think anyone else is using it tbh)
Reading about micro services and they sort of sound like mini APIs wrapped by individual HTTP servers.
But if all the APIs need to send requests to each other wouldn't the overhead from just making the connections for each request add up and be huge?2
Hi all! I am an iOS developer and I've been using Firebase as my 'online storage'. I want to be a more full stack dev and creating my own APIs. I want to start to learn Java or .NET APIs (uuh an iOS dev speaking about .NET :P). Anyone that can recommend good courses or tutorials and best practices? I have been learning Java and .NET in college, but that is about 4 years sgo.. Thanks in advance!11
Why would anyone ever choose Oracle proprietary APIs for building web applications? I'm pulling my hair out trying to fix, yet, another Oracle ADF project... Why? Why?
Microsoft: "Let's publish APIs that all developers want and not tell them how to access it, making them waste hours on researching it...."
Microsoft: "That's a good one! Let's also not answer any of the stack overflows"
Microsoft: "That'll show em !"3
Puts three months of work into this project; cronjob to ping 3 APIs at regular intervals, cleans, massive features extraction, dumps into PostgreSQL db. Got Django on top of that with a small neural net and interesting viz - absolutely gorgeous!
Can’t fuckin wait to showcase that.
Feedback: “is that the right blue? I think you have the old company logo! etc”
REST apis. More than you think it is.
Just because you can access a resource by a uri, doesn't mean you have a good api.
Hypermedia that shit and let websites reuse your links from api responses, then we are getting somewhere.
Also, Fucking api versioning.. Learned the hard way that /v1/ doesn't mean Shit in most cases
The principal developer who wrote one of our APIs is on annual leave, there's no documentation.
It's in another language.
Add some points into scrumwise for 'Deciphering hieroglyphics'!4
Just had a class where we had to write a heap adding algorithm in Java to reduce rounding error for x amount of floats being added together
After an hour of writing code with no testing anything I finished. Ran the JUnit tests provided by the teacher and it passed all the tests!
Who says it can't work the first time?2
Hello world 👋...
i just finished a mini project... i made a page for creating quick temporary apis. I'm not much of a front end developer, please check the page and tell me how i can improve it🙂.
Mixing PHP and HTML code with a bunch of if-elses, creating a docker-compose script thats uses the remote database password (and its committed) and set API calls to IP fucking addresses with no explanation. Just make POST requests to undocumented APIs.
How the fuck are these people allowed to code?????3
That moment you underestimated a local company site from using APIs. So you manually collect the data by scraping the HTML. But months later learn that they DO in fact use APIs.
Boss knows that building a release version of the app we are working on takes like 20 minutes, and they need 3 different apks for separate apis.
customer to boss: so, when will you send the apks?
boss while smiling: yeah, like 10 minutes5
APIs, APIs, APIs... I feel like building an API for everything which goes over the wire is a must-have today! Yes it makes sense for decoupling purpose, access control etc (all the things we learned from OOP design principle books when we were in school) but come on, REST API for internal database access when there is something like SQL over JDBC/ODBC/WhateverBC ?? So I have to study the REST API documentation for applying simple where-statements but in API manner...4
So I have been using REST APIs since last 4 years and used this term in lot of technical discussions with backend teams.
Learnt that it's full form is 'REpresentational State Transfer' just a few minutes ago 🙈6
A hackathon sponsored by two brands, the topic was to create smth cool with their APIs (either of them, they were to pick a winner each). We got a little too ambitious and tried to use both, ended up messing everything up and nothing to show. They loved our idea though :|
PS: Somehow the winner was a crappy flappy bird clone ¯\_(ツ)_/¯2
My teacher joked in class about trying to get #octothorpe trending. Two days later he's wearing a t-shirt that says it, turns out someone already thought of it and it's on a t-shirt on Amazon with prime shipping lol 2018 is crazy
Seriously fuck your horrible compression APIs. What if I want to make a normal stream a tarball stream?
Working on an app to sync data between our ticketing system and an API a vendor made for us to interact with their ticketing system. I put off working on it for months, mostly because I had mountains of other "urgent" things that jumped in my face, but also because I needed to design the whole thing, and I really have to get into the right frame of mind for that kind of creative organization.
Today I dove into it. I built the JSON to submit, given whatever variables are necessary, and figured out after a while that the smartest way to handle this is not to search for an existing internal ticket, but to have the creation of the internal ticket set a flag for an automated sync process to check when it runs.
It's going to be much easier when I get that built, but now, knowing that, I'm daunted enough that I'm procrastinating. Think of something, chart it out with notes in a text editor, procrastinate.That is probably like 95% of the time I spend in "development."
I was just getting frustrated how hard it can be to search on google for very specific subjects when it comes to development. So I thought, why hasn't anyone made a search engine just for developers so you don't get any bullshit in between.
I found apis.io but they only have 1076 documented apis in their db... lets collectively make this better!4
What tools/pluggins do you recommend for:
Organization and collaboration
And other tools you like to use the most? ✌🏻☺️3
Got all the GET apis in 6:30 pm . Asked me to integrate it within 8:30pm so that they can present the demo at 9. WTF4
Being blamed for and written up by your manager for a late deliverable on a ui component that the same manager failed to provide the APIs for in a timely manor.
Wanted to test out random number generation in different distributions. So did it using HTML/JS using google charts APIs, just to find out after sometime that R does what i did by default..2
Me: “I think I’ll check linkedin today”
Clicks on video: “... good perspective on growth and blockchain micro service apis that leverage ML models for understanding interfaces that welcome scalability within a agile environment...”
Me: *jumps out window*2
So Im taking over an project from an colleague. And it involves a lot of things from an external API. I cool with that, I enjoy working with APIs in general.
Let me explain it a bit more. I enjoy consuming APIs with frontend frameworks like reactjs and angularjs.
But my colleague had allready started some with consuming one of the endpoints.
He did it with ajax....for god sake. Are you serious?!?!?!!
Ajax calls??? Why ????
So I pointed out that we could use vuejs, we don't have to compile anything like with react or angular.
Things that we need to do are not that interesting nor big. Mostly getting items and maybe filter these items.
But he insisted on using Ajax because there wasn't that must time to use fancy frontend frameworks.5
When I was in college, I used to wish to do some freelancing work to earn some amount.
But I never did it due to lack of experience and knowledge.
Now, I've been working in a Small IT company for one year and I'm confident enough that I can do it.
I'm interested in making APIs as a freelancer.
I've few doubts here,
Once the API is developed is it a freelancer's job to deploy it in some cloud instance or they just need to share the code?
If the client wants the freelancer to deploy it on their behalf then do the freelancer have to create his account for example in AWS for deployment?
Also, Do freelancers have to set up and maintain all the DB for the APIs?5
When you code sth. From ground up and it works everything without any errors as you wanted, even though you’re using 2 APIs in about 20 lines. This feels so good :)
Does anybody have an good video chat alternatives to Skype? Preferably open source but doesn't have to be8
Feel utterly deflated today. Working with an API that gives no feedback what so ever. Going around in circles and making little progress. What’s worse is we quoted 1 days work.
With all my experience I should be better!2
You know what sucks?
APIs with the latest data, but without the latest endpoints.
What the fuck? You did the data, why not the endpoint??1
I am currently playing around with hosting an API on Heruko but I also hear a lot of buzz around serverless APIs...
What do you guys recommend? Or do you recommend another host for playing around and maybe getting more serious in the future?1
Creating a simple application to keep track of changes in api and inform the subscribers about changes.
Stack - Vue.js (quasar), nodejs, mongoDb3
Imagine a "development" environment with no vcs, no APIs, no general hierarchy for db admin or software development, no test environment. Well this was my first job.
Quite literally a dumpster fire.
I know I'm not a world class developer but I still think this was beyond unacceptable for a software startup.2
I'm thinking of designing a programming language.
I want it to have easy to read syntax like python. Inheritance and interfaces like java. More advanced concepts like pointers and memory management like c++.
I was originally going to write my own compiler but I figured it's not worth reinventing the wheel. So the current plan is to basically just create a parser that turns a source file into c++ code and then that is compiled with g++. The only problem I can think of with that is catching runtime errors.
How does this language sound?
My purpose is to have a language that is as easy to read as python but with the speed of a compiled program and the ability to use it for embedded projects. I feel like reading larger C++ projects can be quite time consuming. So I figure the trade off of taking a little longer to write the code to make it more obvious what is going on is better than having a lot of syntax that can be tough to walk though the logic of (I find this often with c and c++, not like I don't figure it out but It definitely takes longer than it does to read and understand python)4
Good friend, Jay. Helped level up my understanding over the years, JS patterns, using APIs, best practices, etc.
Also helped kill off anxiety about the community by proving we work together and share knowledge.
Many thanks and I hope everyone has a Jay in their life.
Service I was needed to integrate to our system had such poor documentation and a separate pricing tier to access their APIs...
... Not having it. Used Guzzle to perform both the authentication and their search page, then made wrote a function to web scrape the result.
Job done. 😎 And yes, I have no shame to say I love PHP.2
Was going to work on learning more about creating APIs in ASP. Net core today. Instead playing video games with my son. Much more fun!
When recruiters put json and rest APIs on higher priority than frameworks and stacks.
Do they even know how simple are those APIs comparing to frameworks!?2
Yo, i have a course where i have to build an android app, and we can make what the fuckever we want. Can you give me some interesting APIs, that are publicly available? It doesnt have to make sense, everything is better than using the anidb api, and thats the only thing that comes to mind.2
token auth woes
I am fed up of doing shitty token authentications that don't refresh and are database dependent. what's the good way to do token auth for rest APIs? json-web-token?3
Anyone using Huawei Cloud? How good is it? Does it have APIs to automate the infra creation and all?3
so i need a utility written in C because MS-DOS but i can't figure out how MS-DOS APIs work and there's no docs available so if anyone has used Borland C i'd be grateful if you could help me out on how the hell anything works7
Just wondering, so many people are building extensions for devRant but I didn't find any APIs anywhere. Can someone help me with a link where I can find these? Thanks :)3
You Give Rest a Bad Name!!
A parody of 'You Give Love a Bad Name' - about hypermedia APIs. No, really.
How much of ur job is spent actually innovating and designing new architecture and how much of it is just copy pasting libraries and preexisting APIs?6
APIs this have unnecessary global state (static config properties) as if you're writing a monolithic single threaded app.
I recently came to the realization that my knowledge of APIs is very basic. The idea I have right now is based on the "waiter" analogy. I want to dive deeper into the topic. Does anyone know any sites with decent information on them, other than Wikipedia?1
dude what the fuck am i look at
tell me about react headache
THIS is why people hate react! because your garbage library doesn't export simple APIs that are easy to use!!!!15
I really dislike conflicting support. Tell me what I need to do to fix your service, don't offer maybes...3
Coming from NodeJS, writing APIs with Express, I now do my first steps writing APIs in golang with gin.
Now I know, Express is not the fastest solution out there, but I mean - a good 30ms is alright for non-high-performance backends. And I always thought that's on the faster end of HTTP handling..
..but then I used gin. A GET request doing a MongoDB-write and returning some json. 3ms response time. THREE MILISECONDS. holy fuck. By it's debug logs the actual handling took 540 MICROSECONDS. holy fuck I'm in love.8
The Amazon MWS API is so utterly shite! Offers error messages sometimes then others tells you to upload your file to their file checker. Their file checker doesn’t accept XML so why say that?
Who on earth develops and documents their shit APIs?
Fuck you Amazon
The world must truly hate me.
I refactored my code a lot in order to easily integrate different APIs endpoints but then I can't use the one I specifically did this for, because of TLS errors.
My browsers all agree that it's fine, but curl and the 2 http libraries I tested can't fetxh any data.
Any Kotlin fans out here? What's your favourite feature?
To me: coroutines and the flow API. I can't wait for the state flow and shared flow APIs to be released. Goodbye Rx! It'll come probably in the next release, which might come in a week already, because then JetBrains (Kotlin developer) hosts their online alternative to KotlinConf.8
When your team can't change from the oracle database because the dba team will be out jobs and database links will be lost (people havent heard of apis)... :feelsoracleman:
How do you manage switching between different languages and the tools and frameworks that are used for each?
Or frontend server and APIs are in JS and use mocha for testing.
But backend is in Java which uses Mockito.
Every time I need writes tests and well anything that is language specifics, I basically have to relearn rather than just getting it done.2
I am currently lost in translation.
Damn, standardization are important.
I am working on integration of biggest payment company in Japan. Their technical guys doesnt know much Emglish.
Their documention of APIs were literally translated into english without any standardization by their dev guys.
And now I am trying to map what they mean in standard terms.
Psst I no english speaker.1
Learning golang to replace Java in my arsenal, I just wish they had a nice framework for creating guis similar to JavaFX
I know bindings exist to things like qt and GTK but why cant they have a nice native ui library.1
Project/Middleware/APIs website about section- Writes a lot of things which is hard to get for many, than explaining exactly what it does
Im trying to land my first internship for Software Engineering anybody have some useful tips or places to look?1
Currently working on a API project. First time dealing with this kind of projects. Any good recomendations on migration frameworks for .NET APIs?5
Complaints about how FE rendering is so slow when BE apis take forever to return. Working on performance projects and feel like you've done nothing at all at the end of each day.2
I got tired of the tedium of navigating dropdowns and required fields to open and close user stories, so I wrote a script with the following syntax:
./ticket open TICKET TITLE GOES HERE
./ticket close <TICKET #>3
There are few things I hate more in software development than writing mappings from shitty SOAP apis to JSON.2
I hate Postman tests.
There has to be a better way of testing a set of apis working together than this clunky unreliable pile of shite4
Anyone have books or blogs about microservices and APIs they like?
I spent so much time focusing on front end frameworks and technologies and now I'm having to teach myself RESTful API structures and micro service stuff. I should have spent more time on this earlier on...6
I wanted to add a lot of features basing their work on WordReference APIs, but they are no longer available. And the worst thing it's that your no-geek friends don't understand your frustration
Funny ... When they add a feature for web and expect it to also be in the app with the snap of a finger, and the app uses different apis compared to the web ...
Ah and also translations, the translation fairy will add them overnight I guess...
Good thing weekend just started ... Run you FOOLS!!!2
I complain WAY too much about the free APIs I use, than I probably should. (sorry OneSignal Support 😔).
When you have made too many APIs
Friend : Jay Sean has released an awesome new mix.
You: JSON released what???!!!
I need advice!
I have a project idea that involves creating a cross platform gui but I cannot decide on a framework.
I have been toying with the idea of electron(ugh please no), c++ with either gtk+ or qt, Java with JavaFx.
I really want to be be able to create binaries for Mac windows and Linux while keeping bundlesize low and efficiency high. With this in mind I am leaning towards a c++ implementation but qt (which seems to be the best option for this route) has an insane learning curve. Is there something I am not thinking of that would satisfy these requirements?10
bad APIs lead me to leaving comments like this
// we do not know how many pages their may be.
// im thinking of space invaders here, reverse direction and increase speed!
// only we are just adding one and creating an infinite loop that is only infinite until it isn't```1
Is granting read access to a client app a good practice? Intefrations should be done through APIs, jms and the like, right? My opinion is it should be a no no to do the integration on the database layer bypassing the app even if both apps are internal service which are completely different products. opinions are much appreciated.9
We're a grew guys developing an application that requires a server to orchestrate everything. We'd like to make everything within this project open source. Does anyone have any experience with open sourcing server side code which will interface with OAuth APIs and what not? How do you go about managing deploys? I'm mostly concerned with security here.8
"It's really important this gets done."
"Also in fixing one of the APIs we changed the format of the data returned and now things are broken on the front end ...."
I worked as an backend dev the last 2 years and was maintaining and connecting external APIs to our system. If one of these did not work properly or their test system went down I needed half a fucking day closing all JIRA issues named "EXTERNAL system not reachable" . Who needs speaking error messages anyways...
Need some help finding a free weather api please.
I need to be able to search the api based on temperature or humidity. Alternatively I could locally store the next 2 weeks of data for every country in a database and update it every night with a cron.
Has anyone used weather APIs before? Could you suggest me some?6
eBay's APIs make me want to cry.
Take the sandbox for example:
- Every time you log into a session, it logs you out.
- When you create an order (eventually!) and want to retrieve it, tough shit it doesn't feel like doing that today.
- Functionality both exists and doesn't exist at the same time on both the LIVE and Sandbox APIs. I don't know how they've managed to get quantum computers in their server room, but their GOD DAMN API LIBRARIES ARE NOT THE BEST USE CASE FOR QUANTUM COMPUTING!!
I don't know if I despise eBay or Magento more...
Was having a conversation with a dev friend and he said, in every tech implementation, we are more or less doing CRUD operations at fundamental level.
To which, I agree with as there are three layers to tech
2. Front end where the data is rendered
3. APIs to perform CRUD on data
Want to understand community's thoughts on this..13
Does anyone actually compete in online hackathons? Honestly it defeats the whole networking and socializing aspect and just seems like a way to fool developers into creating free products using company apis...3
To ensure everything goes well on prod, the chief QA set an env called 'stable' after prod deployment to stimulate true prod situation. Then we found that some apis on 'stable' crashed more often then those on prod.
So, I started fiddling around APIs which returned data in JSON and parse that data in PHP and it feels so good.... Past 3 days I've been in deep learning PHP and practically $this is the best thing....
I need recommendations for such APIs, so far I've used
1. Chuck Norris Jokes (http://api.icndb.com/jokes/random/)
2. User's IP Address and details (http://ip-api.com/php/)
What would you recommend, let me know..1
What are webhooks anyway? From what I read, they are just a fancy way of talking about APIs and HTTP requests.6
Can I pls receive some constructive criticism on my side project an app that shows APIs demos and their resp. source codes
It’s taken off like a rocket in the .net world where I live even though c# support doesn’t seem marvellous and with Azure .net is the 1st class citizen and seems far easier to use.
But the really odd thing is I’m talking to the devs about how they use it and what they use, and it’s like a damn cult. They’re absolutely fanatical about it.
I don’t get it, it’s just a load of APIs, I just can’t get excited about APIs.
At my company the rest of the stuff, well that’s gone to shit and seems 10 years out of date. But it doesn’t matter because we use AWS and it’s the be-all-and-end-all.
Can anyone suggest me some repo or blog link that has good code structure of node apis.
Something that can be use in big project.
Man, I fucking hate browsers. Some of them move at a snails pace when it comes to APIs, and polyfills and bloated frameworks pop up to work around it.
I know it's pretty much impossible, but get together and actually implement the features you're missing from each other, fuck.
So I recently learned that there are "Shopping Cart APIs" that e-commerce sites use for their carts. Like Zen Cart or Open Cart. (I don't work in e-commerce.)
But that got me thinking, what are the most common shopping cart APIs used in India? And in general? Anyone out here who knows about this?2
I'm developing an app for a client, but they are responsible for the APIs.
Which turns out is the biggest mistake of my life...
I don't know whether data types are unknown to them or they are just playing a sick game with my emotions.
They have a different data type depending on how they feel, e.g.
- a boolean can be true, false, 0,1 or 2...
- an array can be an array or just a single item...
Who in their right mind can do this?4
3rd party APIs..
Do I need to say anything more?..
The problem is that everyone first blames the consumer, not even thinking that the issue might be somewhere else..3
I need a new job. anyone need a mid level PHP dev? LAMP symfony nosql APIs bash and so much more, after 4 years and they keep me at a Jr PHP dev title so it's harder for me to find anything else....5
Mod_wsgi for apache is like scratching your freshly cut nails on a chalkboard while eating oysters covered in ketchup.
Why does WAMP have to be a pain for everything? I'm going to just use some premade thing for this because getting stuck on setup is not my idea of fun when I have python APIs to debug.4
Microsoft Foundation Classes - MFC. Spent 1 month to make a fixed column on a grid. Counter intuitive APIs.
It's 2019 and companies still create apis without any hypermedia controls /hateoas. They require you to read some id from the responses body and use it at the other endpoint. Like wtf. Do people even know how webAPIs work?!4
Do apis and libraries or any kind of abstraction makes developers less aware about what's going on in the inside. I think it makes freshers ignorant about inside workings.
I think that every one who's trying to learn should start from core stuff only. But that also leads to them getting away from coding coz its too difficult.
What's your view?2
Spent the best part of a day getting Google maps to offset the center of its bounds to account for divs displaying the marker info, which are floated on top - why does this shit take so long??
I need to code up a basic API/JSON consumption script and I literally just can’t bring myself to do it because I’m afraid to fail at doing it right. What is WRONG with me?! Am I the only person who goes through this kind of self-sabotage?4
Timecalculations and Datetime manipulation from UTC to locale where locale can be anything are by itself annoying but Javas Date and Calendar APIs always make me feel like "Seriously?! Fuck you! What do you want from me?! "
Wasting so much time right now to get a fairly easy app built as showcase for new customers and continue with my life!2
That's LESS power than your cellphone with more than twice the output of Node.js.
Think it's worth reading.
To the Backend Ninjas out here.
Ive written rest APIs before but know I'm asking myself how I would implement user messaging for my app.?
Use Rest and poll the server?
Use websockets and keep the connection to the server?
Or is there something that I don't know?
Man I'm getting old Everyday there are thousands of new things....6
Getting pissed off with eBay and Amazon APIs! eBay’s is completely screwed and the sandbox site doesn’t even work.
Amazon have great API’s but getting accounts to link and have the right permissions is a complete joke!
After how much dev experience you wrote your firs API ?
what are essential steps to write a small good api?11
Can't believe I miss my old job. Pay more here but works so much more it's crazy, and issues just never die, pages keep happening, too many clients calling our APIs and everything is spaghetti. I don't think my manager will ever promote my as it's tough to perform tbh (atleast for me).
I’m a mobile app developer, I want to learn something so that I can develop backends.... databases, rest apis, admin panels etc. I know basics of php, meanstack and django. What should I choose...3
Spent a week struggling with native win32 APIs, only to find out that there was a built-in support for that in .Net Framework.
I am SO TIRED of marketing teams imposing their tools to developers. I am TIRED of all those crappy old libraries or meaningless APIs2
Does anyone know of any open source personal assistants that aren't storing data? Im looking for a replacement for Googles pa on Android but am also curious if one exists for desktop. If one of those don't exist let's get on thaat2
Oracle is being D bag about APIs. I will actively make sure I do nothing to support them in the future with any projects.1
If your application uses OpenAI APIs, should your prompts go into version control? I reckon *some* kind of version for control for OpenAI prompts and configuration should be used as you improve and fine-tune them.5
I wonder how Saas companies like Zapier, Zendesk, etc...build a lot of common 3rd party integrations that perform the same set of tasks. I mean, do they just brute force in building those market place integrations or do they have an architecture where everything just works if the API keys are configured?
Eg: github, gitlab, Jira apis kind of do the same set of tasks but their APIs are different in structure. Is there a normalisation technique behind the scenes or they just build the same stuff 3 times.2
Ive been working with APIs in web dev for a couple of months now and now I think Im ready to make my own. However, im not really what what I should make an API for. Any ideas?9
Do you just dive into a project without learning all of the language and APIs or you first learn the language, APIs before you start the project?
I opted for former approach whilst doing android and it was painful. Later, I tried later approach, Iearned more but couldn't produce anywhere near first project.2
Some iOS APIs are just retarded.
Apple's retarded double negative:
myUIButton.isHidden = fasle
How about just:
myUIButton.isShown = true4
Hook up plaid and a few APIs to a half-assed MVP. OK! I guess we’re a bank now. Hope that’s enough... because now we’re just going to let it ride and see what happens... - Bank Novo
This is a yearly(Yeah won't post it more than once a year) reminder that your APIs are full of shit !
This was a service message from Service canada , looking our for your future ! Next message will be on 2024-09-07.
did you already know about this?
i think this will be impressive!
A full programmable bank account for developers!!!
Anyone who has worked with OpenBazaar REST APIs. I cannot seem to get any response from the endpoints even though I think I've set the server correct. Any sort of help would be highly appreciated.
P.S. (Rant) the docs and the "helpful slack community" are total shit.
Can any one recommend a good Go framework for APIs with a MongoDB ORM?
Was using Laravel 6/Lumen but it’s API ability is starting to piss me off with its CSRF crap, JWT/Passport implementation and a it’s lack of MongoDB support.
I don’t need any templating engines at all, its all handled by a SPA and Mobile Apps6
In a Backend API team, should the product owner know about all the flows that our APIs are used for, as in, should the product owner be the source of truth for this? Obviously it is best for engineers to know this information, but is it the POs responsibility to know this?2
What is the very big deal if I want to build an application like Facebook?
Supposing that I Know how APIs works , and also able to design modern design12
For f*cks sake, why can't I just remember certain pages I visited some time ago? It drives me nuts! Am I getting older or what? I am just in my thirties, what the heck should I expect from myself in a few years? I'll sure be a drooling old man as soon as I get 40. Dammit!
This time it was some JSON API for reverse lookups of phone numbers, it was a blue-ish site and you could take a test drive just by entering a number, and it told you the name and some details of the caller. And it was cool, and not for free, but still cool.
NO IT WAS NEITHER NUMVERIFY NOR TWILIO. Does it ring a bell? No?14
Had to come here and rant about some devs not structuring and centralize their APIs so that they're testable. /Facepalm1
Looking to get a good understanding of the fundamental ideology and math behind neural networks and support vector machines. I am well versed with math so I can deal with heavier stuff if needed, I would like to see formulas but an explanation to their conception would be nice. Does anyone have any resources like this? Practical hands on practice exercises would be a plus2
*not a rant*
I'm building a dashboard/control panel that checks on the status of a couple of dbs/apis/websites and need a cool name for it. Let's see how creative devrant can be?14
How the fuck you people do load testing ?
Don't tell me JMeter, it's useless as it doesn't represent an actual browser session...
I'm not taliong "test APIs" but the whole user experiance....
Can't find a single tool which does it at 1000+ sessions....7
Is it a good idea to code my Android app keeping sqlite in mind before actually migrating to a noSQL version?
The primary reason for doing this is not having to deal with APIs or server side coding and also faster testing and prototype development.
Any ideas or suggestions?7
Anyone know any tools for quickly creating interfaces for APIs? Like if I have a list of posts, I want to display them as a list with title and content.18
it's going to be a 'headphones on and don't disturb me' kinda day, fucking bugs and not stable apis and a lot of stories to finish...
Minecraft modding, in general, is badly documented. The documentation for the major modding APIs, for instance, is probably SOMEWHERE, but it's hard to find and often outdated. I only found one decent-looking updated tutorial, and that didn't contain most of the information I wanted. I really don't understand how the major mod makers actually manage it.5
Java and scala development:Intellij+gradle
Git: Gitlab + gitkracken
APIs: postman, insomnia
Scripted languages (most favourite to least ): Brackets(#1), Sublime, vscode, Atom
Others: Docker + Portainer, Visual studio (when playing with C#), geany for light works
Does anybody know about to text from an iPhone on a Windows 10 PC? I doubt I'll ever get a Mac... and would like to write a texting client if there is not already one available. Apple's bullshit lack of compatibility and accessibility to developers off of their platform probably means cutting corners, but I figured if there was a way this community is the fastest way to find out..3
What HTTP Header should be used to send an App identifier to a REST/micro-service
I remember reading about this a long time ago and want to suggest it again to my boss so it's easier to identify what specific apps making calls to our APIs3
When I have to update my APIs and Libraries with my poor internet connection; Hence, cannot google for solutions for my problems while the download is going on because opening websites takes a shit load of time.
Hey people, I've been developing Rest APIs for ten years, and I want to know what has been your experience with it and what has been the worst you've had to deal with!
Before each release of Exoplayer, the developers sit at a round table and randomly pick at least 50 APIs to deprecate.
I am doing an API for our training center to store the workouts of the athletes in relationship with the mental & physical load, as well as sleep and health.
How do you document your APIs?
BTW I am using laravel.1
working on simple crud is hell of boring thing now, gimme more challenges SoS, apis, payment gateways stuff...I need them like narcos
Once upon a time I was working with an engineer who loved sed and awk a bit too much. We had data stored in SharePoint that was retrievable via an RSS feed. Said engineer insisted on using curl to grab the feed and sed/awk to parse the HTML ...
I on the other hand suggested using libcurl (primarily for NTLM auth support) and parsing the RSS feed using libxml.
Which engineer do you think management decided supporting?
Hint: Reusability and maintainability were big requirements in this project.1
The conVuesing part about Vue is that there are two APIs + two kind of file (plain js & SFC)
other than that it is good
Do you recommend hiring junior or mid-level dev for a python role that involves mostly data transformations with pandas, growth and marketing projects like social media bots, consuming APIs for data and some experience with Azure SQL db? I’m worried if we hire too senior then they will leave as the role doesn’t involve any advanced software engineering, like caches, web apps, rest apis, etc. It’s more of a handyman that can automate and hack a solution to a business problem: for example, learning openCV to automatically crop thousands of images extracting only the text2
How It’s Changing the Future of Augmented Reality
What do you think about WebAR? Is It really important?
What do you think about these technologies WebGL, WebRTC, WebVR, and APIs?
Good documentation/tutorial/ about ruby,Grape, Roda
Mostly APIs, how to run them, debug them, test them, so on.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!