Approaches to Web API request throttling

Зал 3 | 12:00


Speaking from experience building users are insane. If you are lucky, they use your service, but in reality, they probably abuse. Crazy requests, lots of requests, request bursts — these all pose a potential threat to the health of your web application and may impact other users or the service as a whole. Ideally, we can apply some filtering at the front door: limit the number of requests over a given timespan, limiting bandwidth...

In this talk, we’ll explore several approaches to Web API request throttling. In the web framework, in process, at the server level, using a service like CloudFlare or Azure API Management... We will cover ways of shooting yourself in the foot (or not) and cover the advantages and disadvantages of each solution, resulting in a happy service and happy customers.

Maarten Balliauw
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Maarten Balliauw loves building web and cloud apps. His main interests are in ASP.NET MVC, C#, Microsoft Azure, PHP and application performance. He co-founded MyGet and is Developer Advocate at JetBrains. He’s an ASP Insider and a former MVP for Microsoft Azure. Maarten is a frequent speaker at various national and international events and organizes Azure User Group events. In his free time, he likes brewing his own beer. Maarten’s blog can be found at

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