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ETL from an API

Bill Fellows unravels a bad practice:

The direction for software as a service providers is to provide APIs to access their data instead of structured file exports. Which is a pity, as every SaaS system requires a bespoke data extract solution. I inheireted a solution that had an adverse pattern I’d like to talk about.

The next level of complexity, at least in the space Bill covers in the example, is what to do when the upstream provider changes their data, some with changes even a week later.

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