James Russo

Engineering at Brex

Fullstack engineer who knows nothing about design.
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External API's Should Allow for Free Dev Accounts

May 30, 2020 | 4 min read

Recently I wanted to create a wrapper for a third party API. It wasn't an API I used myself(at least not at the moment), but seeing as there was no wrapper for this language yet I thought I'd give it a go. Luckily this company provides a test account and sandbox environment for every account free of charge. However, I realized this is not a common thing and makes it incredibly difficult to provide wrappers for third party API's unless you are actively using the API and are a paying customer in most cases. Wouldn't developers and the companies be better served if anyone could easily create a test account for an API and develop against it?

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