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How to Simulate HTTP Request Errors

Errors handling is part of our work as developers. You can try to ignore them at first, but to offer a good user experience, you don't want your website breaking just because one of the API endpoints decided to give up on you. These days we try to find clever workarounds to run our applications with a graceful degradation strategy. We build software to work in an optimal environment while providing certain fallbacks not to break the experience entirely when there's some disturbance in the system (e.g., lousy network condition, CPU lag, etc.).

In this article, we will understand how to maximize productivity when tackling HTTP requests error handling from a front-end development perspective.

7 Powerful Browser Extensions for Frontend Development

We're always looking for new ways to improve our effectiveness as frontend developers. We want to pick the right tools to get the job done. We want to have a fully equipped browser, to troubleshoot any tricky bug that comes our way.

Browser extensions have been around for a while, making their way into our development workflow in many different shapes. We can think of extensions as development companions.

In this article, we would like to share a few of them, that in our opinion, provide valuable assistance for frontend developers.

Simulate Delays in HTTP Requests

There might be a few reasons why we would want to delay an HTTP request:

  • You want to test how your UI behaves to a slow response from an upstream service.
  • There's a race condition in my code, and I suspect that it happens when the request to A is slower than the request B.
  • You want to show off that beautiful loading animation you've been working on all day!