API Conference 2019
The Conference for Web APIs, API Design & Management
October 14 - 16, 2019 in Berlin

Call for a better error handling in APIs

Session
Till June 6
✓ Workshop Day for free ✓ Arduino Starter Kit or Raspberry Pi for free ✓ Save up to € 484 Register now

“API calls are either successful or they fail” – at least that’s the concept current web protocols are based upon. But in the real world it isn’t always that simple. There are use cases where a 3rd party system returns something that can’t be defined as a clear error, but returning a http status code of 200 OK is also wrong.

For those cases every vendor has its own way of communicating to the client what has gone wrong in the backend. So depending on the microservice you want to integrate into your system you will have to work with very different ideas of how errors are being communicated back to you.

This is why we need to find a common way to communicate those edge cases.

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Behind the Tracks

API Management

A detailed look at the development of APIs

API Development

Architecture of APIs and API systems

API Design & Documentation

From policies and identities to monitoring

API Platforms & Software as a Service

Web APIs for a larger audience & API platforms related to SaaS