Monthly Archives: March 2017
Web API Error Management – Part 2
In Part 1 of this article, we reviewed the types of error conditions that can occur in web APIs and the basic methods available for handing these situations. As previously noted, developers are not confined to handling errors in only one manner. In this article we’ll look at the advantages of each error handler and propose a few standard configurations for common situations. Developers can then use and adapt a configuration that best serves their needs.
Web API Error Management – Part 1
Despite the claims of our previous and accidentally released article from last Sunday, this will be our first “how to” article related to the SRP HTTP Framework. We’ll look at the different methods and circumstances for handling errors in your web APIs. Part 1 will focus on the mechanics of error management within OECGI based web applications. In Part 2, we’ll consider best practice implementations of each error management option. Because the SRP HTTP Framework is based upon OECGI technology, the underlying communication layer between OEngineServer and OpenEngine remains the same. Therefore, most of this article will apply to both RESTful APIs created in our framework as well as traditional INET/O4W APIs created with the out of the box toolkit.