Delaying an exception
I have a method that periodically (e.g. once in every 10 secs) try to connect to a server and read some data from it. The server might not be available all the time. If the server is not available the method throws an exception.
What would be the best way to implement a wrapper method that doesn't throw an exception except if the server wasn't available for at least one minute?
Keep track of when the last time you successfully reached the server was. If the server throws an exception, catch it and compare to the last time you reached the server. If that time is more than a minute, rethrow the exception.