So say Geo is version 3, RT is version 4 and Lists is version 5. All of which are still in beta. If something goes wrong with Geo do they revert to 2 and disable RTs and Lists?
Abraham On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 21:03, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > Josh, > > This will not protect us against a case where something central to > Twitter functioning malfunctions, but it will protect us against new > or changed features malfunctioning. > > Dewald > > On Dec 17, 10:45 pm, Josh Roesslein <jroessl...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I am not sure how beneficial this would really be. Versioning from > > what I understand is for changes to the > > API that might break applications that have not yet updated. It > > wouldn't really provide any security against bugs/quirks > > in Twitter's backend which can cause downtime. So even older versions > > might be affected just as much as newer versions because > > down under they both use the same code, its just exposed differently > > from version to version. > > > > I have no idea how things work under the covers so maybe this could > > work. I'd take any security against down time I can get. :) > > > > Josh > > > > On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 8:35 PM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > The yo-yo ride of the retweet API gave me this idea. It depends on > > > proper versioning of the API by Twitter. > > > > > Twitter creates an API call that returns the current working API > > > version. We query that method and use that version of the API for our > > > calls. > > > > > If something goes down, Twitter simply pushes out the version number > > > of an older API version, which is still working correctly. Our systems > > > will then automatically fall back to using that older version, until > > > Twitter again pushes out the new version number when it's back online. > > > > > Dewald > -- Abraham Williams | Awesome Lists | http://bit.ly/sprout608 Project | Intersect | http://intersect.labs.poseurtech.com Hacker | http://abrah.am | http://twitter.com/abraham This email is: [ ] shareable [x] ask first [ ] private. Sent from Bloomington, IN, United States