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API errors are first class citizens

Rob Allen, an active member of the Zend Framework community, makes the case for giving some love to API errors.

It’s not hard to have great error responses; you just need to care. Poor error response cause developers to give up with an API and go elsewhere, so it’s a competitive advantage to get this right.

Developers integrating with your API will thank you.


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band.