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How to handle API rate limits: Do your integrations work at scale?

Have you ever gone to a public swimming pool and noticed a sign stating the maximum occupancy limit? Those limits were put in place to ensure public safety. APIs use a similar criterion, called a “rate limit,” to ensure the safety of the API’s consumers and the API itself.

They can protect you against slow performance and denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, allow for scalability, and improve the overall user experience.

You need rate limits because, at the end of the day, you can’t provide your users with the best possible experience if your API isn’t functioning properly. Here’s how to put rate limits to work…


Read our full article in Techbeacon on handling rate limits in your application here.

https://techbeacon.com/app-dev-testing/how-handle-api-rate-limits-do-your-integrations-work-scale

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David Hallinan

David Hallinan is an Integration Strategist and Head of Content at Kloudless. He enjoys painting, JavaScript, vintage synths, drum machines and forcing his sports allegiances on his children.

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