Friday, February 19, 2021

PRO SESSION: How to Stop Breaking Other People's Things
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Lisa Karlin Curtis
Lisa Karlin Curtis
GoCardless, API Engineer

Breaking changes are sad. We’ve all been there; someone else changes their API in a way you weren’t expecting, and now you have a live-ops incident you need to fix urgently to get your software working again. Of course, many of us are on the other side too: we build APIs that other people’s software relies on.

This talk will cover how you can:
(a) Get really good at identifying what changes *might* break someone’s integration
(b) Help your API consumers to build integrations that are resilient to these kinds of changes
(c) Release potentially breaking changes as safely as possible