Idempotency in Your API

Introduction Idempotency is a crucial property in the world of APIs, ensuring that operations can be applied multiple times without changing the result. In this post, we’ll explore six effective strategies to achieve idempotency in your API, drawing inspiration from real-world examples and distributed systems principles. Idempotency Explained The light switch analogy is often used to explain idempotence. Consider a light switch in a room. The operation of turning the light switch on or off is idempotent....

November 11, 2023 Â· 4 min Â· Denis Nutiu