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What information do you feel is most valuable when integrating a Web API (REST or SOAP)?

My answer to What information do you feel is most valuable when integrating a Web API (REST or SOAP)? on Quora

  • A really good API explorer
  • Comprehensive documentation of the response format, including what happens if certain fields are missing (empty string, null value, missing key?)
  • Comprehensive documentation of the available request parameters, including allowed values
  • What are the rate limits?
  • What is returned if there is an error?

This is What information do you feel is most valuable when integrating a Web API (REST or SOAP)? by Simon Willison, posted on 4th October 2013.

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