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Outbound API rate limits: the nginx way

Bartosz Pietrzak

July 26, 2011 | rails nginx api calls throttling web servers api api rates limits

Implementing external API rate limits can be painful. There are some solutions that aim at this problem - let's take Slow Web for example - but things tend to complicate when we start using background jobs, or even oldschool cron-rake setup. Slow web takes care of one environment at a time, not to mention that it relies on Net::HTTP so you can forget using more powerful stuff like Typhoeus.

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