Security Corner:
Circuit Breakers

By Eric Mann

If your application’s stability depends on the availability of a third-party system, the reliability of that external system becomes critical to the smooth operation of your own. The circuit breaker pattern is a proven way to protect against an unstable system causing problems with yours. Use it, and you won’t be surprised by an unplanned outage at a service you rely on, provoking an outage for your service as well.

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This article was originally published in the December 2020 issue of php[architect] magazine. To read the complete article please subscribe or purchase the complete issue.

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