6. Executing Actions on Data

Building up your instance and communicating with the outside world has given you a lot of data that you can now use in your application, but what about operations on that data that take more than a small amount of time? What if that action could potentially fail and needs to be retried? This chapter doesn’t focus on the objects themselves but instead focuses on the interaction between those objects.

This chapter covers several new patterns that help with executing actions on your data. Typically, your application has two forms of requests: synchronous and asynchronous. Most people can handle synchronous requests, but the cloud lends itself to be used in an asynchronous manor. Instead of returning results for a report ...

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