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CoderPad will always return a top-level JSON object, along with a status code to indicate success or failure. When successful, the API will return an HTTP 200, as well as { status: “OK” }.

When calls are unsuccessful, they return an appropriate HTTP code, as well as something like

  "status": "ERROR",
  "message": "Invalid API key"

The following is a table of HTTP codes from errors that you can expect to see:

HTTP Code Message Description
200 Bad Request Everything’s good!
400 Bad Request You sent a malformed request, like a programming language we don’t yet support.
401 Invalid API Key Invalid API key Your API key wasn’t tied to a valid account.
403 Forbidden You don’t have permission to access that resource.
404 Resource not found We couldn’t find that resource for you… It probably doesn’t exist.
429 Over quota You’ve exceeded the number of pads your plan allows in a month. Upgrade your plan or shoot me an email!