Best Practices for REST API Error Handling

It is highly desirable in APIs to properly handle errors and provide meaningful error messages, as it can help the API client respond to issues correctly. The default behavior tends to return stack traces that are hard to understand and ultimately useless for the API client. Splitting error information into fields also allows the API client to parse it and provide better error messages to the…
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HTTP Status Codes for REST API

Worse than encountering an error is encountering an “unspecified” error. If you don’t want your REST API to give users a hard time, explain the errors and their reasons clearly. Do not forget to use HTTP status codes while doing this. Standard HTTP status…