iLoch, on 05 February 2013 - 19:13, said:
The most responsible developers in the community have had access for a while. We know sharing is caring. There's a right, and a wrong way of doing it. (See http://halocharts.com
JSON service) By releasing this source code, you've allowed anyone to hit the service with a million requests. 343i already have tightened the API - my guess is that you didn't notice since you didn't get access right away. Next step is an IP whitelist.
Unless I'm an idiot. Which is entirely possible. That "public" halocharts JSON has 2 endpoints. Which sure left a lot of room for creativity -_-
No one here is trying to make another HaloTracker. The only tone I'm getting from you, is that you want to remain the only stat tracking website. The problem is though, everyone likes their stats differently. I don't want an over-bloated and what I think poor design. I want stats in a quick and modern design, which is why I started Leaf. HaloWaypoint is too flashy for my consumption, and unless halo.junk.ws made a H4 version I have no where to go.
I wonder, were you one of the developers who were invited to the private Bungie API as it was made? I don't recognize your username from the 20ish of us that were there. That group of developers shared knowledge and we all worked together to create better applications for all. There was a HaloTracker dev in that group, but I don't think it was you. Point being, we were all friends working for the end user. Which you are forgetting. So as you continue to pull your "special responsible" developer card, I will simply work on Leaf.