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jistic - an api circuit breaker inspired by the Netflix circuitbreaker

jistic aims to implement a circuit breaker system as described by the Netflix blog post.

The basic idea is that services consuming a remote API will report their success or failures using that API to jistic. When a certain threshold of failures are reached over a given timeslice jistic will notify all users consuming that API that it is in failure mode. It is up to the individual services to figure out how to handle the failure case.

Once the services find the API server is back and operating properly they will start notifying jistic and jistic will notify all other users.

Getting started

Run the ./run script which will launch ./bin/jistic, zookeeper and kafka in a screen session.

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