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29 Jan 2015

Content headers or how to version your API?

When you publish your service API it is crucial to make it easy to upgrade. If you forget about it, you might end up in dependency hell. Each attempt to change your API will force you to contact all your clients and tell them to upgrade their software. As a result, both you and your clients will be very unhappy. You can mitigate it by providing multiple versions of your resources. But there is no single way how to manage them. Different companies solve it in different ways. Below you find three most popular approaches.