[Chicago] How do you get up to speed with an api?

Steve Schwarz steve at agilitynerd.com
Fri Jul 1 00:24:25 CEST 2011

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 2:59 PM, Brantley Harris <deadwisdom at gmail.com>wrote:

> I disagree.  I think the best way is to call the API developer and
> harass them repeatedly until they come over and teach you exactly how
> everything works.  Then, since they won't see it coming, bash them
> over the head, and chain up their unconscious body in the basement
> where you will keep them for months, feeding them bread and water in
> exchange for insight into their application.
> I'm just saying, that's the *best* way.

You've missed the **best** way. Always write your own APIs! Who could
possibly do as good a job at meeting your needs and your way of thinking??

I mean, really, who needs more than just the standard Python libs?  ;^)

Best Regards,
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