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Error messages

The best error message is the one that never shows up

(Thomas Fuchs)

The error message should provide the following information:

  • What is the problem?
  • What caused the problem?
  • How to solve the problem?

In order to be useful, there are a number of factors which should be considered when writing error messages:

  • Explain the signification of the problem
  • Write the text for a laymen
  • For professional applications, work with a professional writer

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