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Most of the developers who design APIs these days are struggling with problems that somebody else have already figured out more than 15 years ago. Given this post is becoming considerably big, I won’t tell you where this idea comes from and who …
…body is using a sheet of paper to store the state of the conversation; both parties know the state. The state is in the network, not in a database.
Every code you write should have the power to interpret any response from any URL of an API.
Why is this awesome? Because it embraces the idea that templates are just functions. They take data as input, and they output a structured, visual representation of that data.