When your software project is growing, chances are getting higher that you might want to (or have to 😉) send API calls to an external system you do not control but have to communicate with in order to use a service they provide.

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Depending on your system’s domain or your specific use case there are seemingly endless external services you could use. You may want to:

  • ensure that the visitor on your website isn’t a bot (using “Google reCAPTCHA” or the like)
  • ask a geo information service for the latitude and longitude of a given address
  • add an item to…

Hendrik Bölcke

Senior Software Engineer from Hamburg, Germany.

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