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Shadow Endpoints vs API Endpoints

Date: 2022-05-24

I like API endpoints far more than shadow endpoints. I think that has been the big thing that has been bothering me about svelte. I started writing more API endpoints and I'm finding that I like that feeling more than the shadow ones. I don't like having to write the load function but it seems more explicit than relying on a shadow endpoint where the svelte compiler looks for a file of the same name ending with .js.

This also means that the API end point is useable elsewhere and I can already see some of these end points being useful in a different context.

Unfortunately my project is now a mixture of shadows and api end points.