Articles for December, 2015

Reactive Programming: Handling Service Timeouts and Retries with Retry4j

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

The Reactive Manifesto specifies responsive, resilient, elastic and message-driven as attributes for a reactive application.

When implementing specific mechanisms to achieve this requirements, we often need to deal with timeout and retry-operations in our application and depending on our setup and environment, different tools and libraries exist to help us here.

In the following short tutorial I’d like to demonstrate how to handle exceptions and operation retries on service boundaries with a lesser know, slim library named Retry4j.

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