Hey Alex, would you consider just giving everybody their money back if they aren't 100% satisfied?
On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 2:16 PM, Alex Payne <a...@twitter.com> wrote: > > The main twitter.com site already uses the API in some places. Our > revised mobile site is built entirely on the API, and our Facebook > application has been built off our API for some time. > > Dogfooding! We support it. > > On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 14:08, Jim Renkel <james.ren...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > I emphatically second and support the idea of twitter.com having to use > > the API. > > > > We had similar quality problems at a place I formerly worked, and they > > were solved, completely, when such a policy was instituted. > > > > Yeah, it puts pressure on the API team and may inconvenience the UI > > team, or whatever you call them, but in the long run it will be worth > > it. > > > > Side effects that we saw were a simpler, cleaner, more consistent > > architecture for the whole system, and lower total costs to develop and > > maintain the system. > > > > Bite the bullet and do it now. The longer you wait, the more difficult > > and expensive it will be. > > > > Jim Renkel > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: email@example.com > > [mailto:twitter-development-t...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Scott > > Haneda > > Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 15:55 > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subject: [twitter-dev] Re: Comments for the group and Twitter staff > > > > > > Probably too late for this, but perhaps moving forward, it could be > > done... > > Twitter.com should move to using their own API. The tools they use to > > power their own site should be the same tools we use and rely on. > > > > In all reality, this seems a simpler approach, rather than pushing out > > code for their stuff, and then essentially backporting that to an API, > > just work on making the API, and then integrate that into the > > twitter.com site. > > > > As far as I can tell, this would solve pretty much every problem the > > API has, as there can not be a case where twitter is down, but the API > > is up, or the API is down, and twitter is up. > > > > Twitter should be eating their own dog food :) > > -- > > Scott * If you contact me off list replace talklists@ with scott@ * > > > > > > > > > > -- > Alex Payne - Platform Lead, Twitter, Inc. > http://twitter.com/al3x >