Posts Tagged: rate limit

Everything You Need To Know About API Rate Limiting

Discover the benefits of API rate limiting and ways to implement it.

As API developers, we need to make sure our APIs are running as efficiently as possible. Otherwise, everyone using your database will suffer from slow performance.

Performance isn’t the only reason to limit API requests, either. Read more

How to Safely Throttle High Traffic APIs

Too much traffic can be a dangerous thing. To many application developers, this seems like a good problem to have – traffic is exactly what you want for your service, so accordingly, the more the better. The simple truth is, however, that too much of a good thing can be very dangerous – and in the API space, this can have dramatic effects. Read more

Designing API Usage Guidelines For Bot Clients

In the spring of 2017, Twitter published a series of guidelines for automated API users utilizing bots. These guidelines were created to help control the intent, actions, and result of bots on the service. Accordingly, there was some discussion about just what these guidelines did and didn’t do, and how valuable such a set of guidelines were. Read more