Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Mandate for Change

Posted by Andy Diamondstein, YouTube APIs and Tools Team

In the past few months, thousands of you posted questions in our API forum, many for the very first time in your lives, because you believed that your voice could make a difference. You know that the YouTube API can change, and you've asked if we can change it by adding new features and fixing bugs. Yes we can.

What we have already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow. But there is so much more to do. And we want to be sure that we don't break your applications when we do it. And that's why we've released new backward compatibility guidelines to help ensure that your applications handle API changes gracefully.