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A vendor makes a breaking change to an API you use. How should they let you know?

Survey period: 2 Sep 2019 to 9 Sep 2019

The more things change the more things stay the same. At least that's what we wish when it comes to critical APIs.

OptionVotes% 
By email53255.59
By tweet656.79
By a post on their social media page(s)949.82
By a notice in their documentation41743.57
By a prominent notice on their website / dev portal36438.04
Through a well-publicised and always up to date change-log41643.47
By a message returned by the API when an attempt is made to use affected functionality38540.23
APIs should never make breaking changes.40242.01
Other353.66
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
GeneralI think you underestimate tweets Pin
Jacek Gajek6-Sep-19 8:52
memberJacek Gajek6-Sep-19 8:52 
GeneralTell me last week Bill! Pin
maze34-Sep-19 4:15
professionalmaze34-Sep-19 4:15 
GeneralLaughed So hard Pin
Abbas A. Ali3-Sep-19 2:14
professionalAbbas A. Ali3-Sep-19 2:14 
GeneralRe: Laughed So hard Pin
Sharath C V3-Sep-19 3:37
professionalSharath C V3-Sep-19 3:37 
Generalby changing major version number Pin
asimonassi2-Sep-19 22:16
memberasimonassi2-Sep-19 22:16 
GeneralIn a perfect world... Pin
Dominic Burford2-Sep-19 21:59
professionalDominic Burford2-Sep-19 21:59 
General9gag post Pin
iskSYS2-Sep-19 20:44
professionaliskSYS2-Sep-19 20:44 
GeneralDepends on the API Pin
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan2-Sep-19 9:30
mveAfzaal Ahmad Zeeshan2-Sep-19 9:30 
GeneralRe: Depends on the API Pin
  Forogar  4-Sep-19 3:42
professional  Forogar  4-Sep-19 3:42 
GeneralAPIs should never make breaking changes Pin
Daniel Pfeffer2-Sep-19 1:59
professionalDaniel Pfeffer2-Sep-19 1:59 
GeneralRe: APIs should never make breaking changes Pin
Member 79891222-Sep-19 21:55
memberMember 79891222-Sep-19 21:55 
GeneralRe: APIs should never make breaking changes Pin
Daniel Pfeffer2-Sep-19 23:48
professionalDaniel Pfeffer2-Sep-19 23:48 
GeneralRe: APIs should never make breaking changes Pin
Member 79891223-Sep-19 0:47
memberMember 79891223-Sep-19 0:47 
GeneralOnly One Legitimate Way PinPopular
W Balboos2-Sep-19 0:48
mveW Balboos2-Sep-19 0:48 
GeneralA breaking change should cause a new api version / URL of the api Pin
Mike Barthold1-Sep-19 21:32
professionalMike Barthold1-Sep-19 21:32 
GeneralRe: A breaking change should cause a new api version / URL of the api Pin
GregoryW1-Sep-19 22:24
memberGregoryW1-Sep-19 22:24 
GeneralRe: A breaking change should cause a new api version / URL of the api Pin
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan2-Sep-19 9:32
mveAfzaal Ahmad Zeeshan2-Sep-19 9:32 
GeneralRe: A breaking change should cause a new api version / URL of the api Pin
Ravi Bhavnani2-Sep-19 10:51
professionalRavi Bhavnani2-Sep-19 10:51 
GeneralRe: A breaking change should cause a new api version / URL of the api Pin
Marc Clifton4-Sep-19 2:43
protectorMarc Clifton4-Sep-19 2:43 
Generalall of the above? Pin
Slacker0071-Sep-19 20:55
professionalSlacker0071-Sep-19 20:55 
GeneralRe: all of the above? Pin
OriginalGriff2-Sep-19 0:14
protectorOriginalGriff2-Sep-19 0:14 
GeneralRe: all of the above? Pin
Nathan Minier3-Sep-19 0:51
professionalNathan Minier3-Sep-19 0:51 

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