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
>



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