Adrienne Domingus

Oct 11, 2020

3 min read

What does “Idempotent” mean in software?

I had never heard the word “idempotent” when I started at my first software job. I had a liberal arts education and had been working in nonprofit and school management before my career change. I suspect I’m not alone in this total lack of awareness of the concept! So let’s talk about it.

What does it mean?

This is easy to achieve when we’re talking about data retrieval — retrieving data…