2.5 Respect

When using someone else’s software it is important to respect the terms of use. This may mean making efforts to minimise load on the API providers servers or limiting the number of calls made to the service (e.g. by using a local cache or returned data, only refreshed once a given time period has expired). Using restricted examples while developing and testing is a good way to avoid overload the provider’s server. There may also be sensitivity or IPR issues relating to data shared.

Note that caching introduces technical issues. Latency or stale data could be a problem if there is caching.

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