A Go library for backoff functions.
It provides implementation of the following algorithms:
- Power-of-2 exponential backoff
- Exponential backoff with half jitter
- Exponential backoff with full jitter
Backoff is an important part of rate limiting. This AWS blog post demonstrates the benefits of adding jitter to backoff behavior: https://www.awsarchitectureblog.com/2015/03/backoff.html