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ESI, Concurrent Programming, and Pagination

This blog post is part of a series of blogs examining best practices for ESI development. Each blog will be published on the 8th of each month during the journey towards XML API and CREST’s termination date. The legacy APIs will be terminated on May 8th, 2018, or earlier if metrics signal a trivial level of usage. This blog will cover the concept of concurrent programming and how to use this model of programming to improve your software's performance while pulling data from ESI. If you are already familiar with the concept of concurrent ... read more


Error Rate Limiting Imminent

Space developers, We'd like to bring to your attention a feature coming to ESI very soon™ which may impact your application, depending on your use case. As you all know, ESI does not have any rate limits. This is great for pulling down large quantities of data over a short period of time, and is something that we work hard to ensure we can keep in place. Generally speaking, we're keen to support all use cases for ESI, so long as they do not impact its use for anyone else or the performance of ... read more


/universe/names Breaking Update

Hi all, As you know, the /universe/names/ endpoint was taken offline last week. This action was taken due to a new traffic profile to this endpoint that was causing disproportionate load on the database. It turns out this has been a lurking flaw in the endpoint since it was released, and it's just not been used this way until now. Tech Co is developing technology to help the EVE server defend itself better against unforeseen load issues like this without requiring rate limits, but that technology is at ... read more