Having a sufficient sample of lifelike data greatly improves the application development process. In most cases, when we start working on a project, we don’t have the luxury of having a well-stocked database we could use in development and testing. However, we can easily create such a database using a random data generator.
When an API is asked for a resource that can’t be found, it is expected to return the HTTP 404 response code. To meet this requirement we don’t need to clutter our application logic with throwing exceptions and dealing with them along the way.