Microsoft .NET 7, a planned upgrade to Microsoft’s flagship software development platform, is set to feature built-in rate limiting, a mechanism designed to protect an application from being overwhelmed with traffic.
Microsoft provided details in a July 13 blog post. Rate limiting provides control over how much a resource can be accessed. For example, a developer might know that a database an application accesses can safely handle 1,000 requests per minute. A rate limiter could be put in the application that allows 1,000 requests but rejects requests beyond that number before they can access the database.