❯ Guillaume Laforge


Client-side consumption of a rate-limited API in Java

In the literature, you’ll easily find information on how to rate-limit your API. I even talked about Web API rate limitation years ago at a conference, covering the usage of HTTP headers like X-RateLimit-*. Rate limiting is important to help your service cope with too much load, or also to implement a tiered pricing scheme (the more you pay, the more requests you’re allowed to make in a certain amount of time). Read more...