Betfair API : Betfair API Status Page

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LinusP
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Mon May 23, 2016 7:06 pm

Its taken a while but Betfair finally have an API status page!

http://status.developer.betfair.com/

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Dallas
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Mon May 23, 2016 7:10 pm

Should finally help with all the confusion that gets caused each time there is any issues with it.

LinusP
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Mon May 23, 2016 7:31 pm

Betfair, how it should be done...

https://status.twilio.com/

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to75ne
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Mon May 23, 2016 7:51 pm

what are the differences between "uk exchange api" and "exchange stream api"?

LinusP
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Mon May 23, 2016 8:11 pm

to75ne wrote:what are the differences between "uk exchange api" and "exchange stream api"?
You open up a socket with betfair, you then receive updates when there is an update as opposed to continually polling the api.

This reduces load on their servers and allows the user to receive updates as soon as they occur rather than waiting 200ms.

Betfair are using Kafka for this:
https://betsandbits.com/2016/01/27/exch ... ey-so-far/

spreadbetting
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Mon May 23, 2016 8:20 pm

The exchange stream api sees to have been in beta testing for the chosen few for ages.

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to75ne
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Mon May 23, 2016 8:42 pm

LinusP wrote:
You open up a socket with betfair, you then receive updates when there is an update as opposed to continually polling the api.

This reduces load on their servers and allows the user to receive updates as soon as they occur rather than waiting 200ms.

Betfair are using Kafka for this:
https://betsandbits.com/2016/01/27/exch ... ey-so-far/
thanks for the explanation. i do not understand at all. :lol: way way above me, but thanks anyway.

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Mon May 23, 2016 8:49 pm

Basically it means you don't have to wait to receive price changes as they get sent to you when they change rather than you continually requesting them from the API. The benefits are less a lot less pointless data downloaded and quicker updates of prices compared to those using the regular API.

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to75ne
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Mon May 23, 2016 9:02 pm

thanks spreadbetting, reckon i will be content with as long as the little buttons are green nothing to worry about (much more my level). :)

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