Making API calls exactly once when using Workflows

One challenge with any distributed system, including Workflows, is ensuring that requests sent from one service to another are processed exactly once, when needed; for example, when placing a customer order in a shipping queue, withdrawing funds from a bank account, or processing a payment.

In this blog post, we’ll provide an example of a website invoking Workflows, and Workflows in turn invoking a Cloud Function. We’ll show how to make sure both Workflows and the Cloud Function logic only runs once. We’ll also talk about how to invoke Workflows exactly once when using HTTP callbacks, Pub/Sub messages, or Cloud Tasks.

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