Posted On: Jan 15, 2021

The Amazon Builders’ Library published a new article titled, Making retries safe with idempotent APIs . AWS Principal Engineer Malcolm Featonby write about how you can use APIs to manage retries, he walks you through the strategies used at Amazon for using idempotent APIs to reduce complexity and handle retries.

The Amazon Builders’ Library is a collection of living articles that take readers under the hood of how Amazon architects, releases, and operates the software underpinning and AWS. The Builders’ Library articles are written by Amazon’s senior technical leaders and engineers, covering topics across architecture, software delivery, and operations. For example, readers can see how Amazon automates software delivery to achieve over 150 million deployments a year or how Amazon’s engineers implement principles such as shuffle sharding to build resilient systems that are highly available and fault tolerant.