update (2019-11-08): added a bonus contribution from Bob, written in prolog Just recently I had to work on a huge flow-chart to determine farm types based on the animal transports to and from farm locations. I started out with a small proof of concept but didn’t like the way it turned out. I did some research and learned I was basically creating a so called arrow head (“Arrowhead” anti-pattern ).
In this blog I will try to explain how one can create clean and effective policies to retry API calls and have fallbacks when requests are failing. With Polly it is possible to create complex and advanced scenarios for error handling with just a few lines of code. This week I was connecting an eCommerce web application to an ERP system with REST APIs. There are multiple endpoints, all authenticated with OAuth.