The Undercover ElePHPant

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Summary

In this episode, Benjamin and Matthew talk with Nils Adermann about integrating with third-party APIs in PHP. We also talk about handling retries and timeouts, writing tests, incremental backoffs, rolling rate windows, vendor horror stories — plus loads more! Nils shared a load of excellent advice that you can start using today.

Show Notes

In this episode, Benjamin and Matthew talk with Nils Adermann about integrating with third-party APIs in PHP. Nils shares some excellent advice, including:
  • Handling retries and timeouts
  • Efficiently and effectively working with multiple API vendors
  • How to work with vendors when their actions break your apps
  • Different types of responses (the good and the bad)
  • Writing tests
  • Using incremental backoffs
  • Working with rolling rate windows
  • Plus loads load more — including some vendor horror stories!
Links
Guests: Nils Adermann.
Hosted By: Benjamin Eberlei and Matthew Setter.

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What is The Undercover ElePHPant?

The Undercover ElePHPant is a podcast about scaling and optimizing your PHP applications. Each week, Benjamin Eberlei and Matthew Setter sit down with an expert from the PHP community to discuss a specific aspect of highly performant PHP applications.