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Stateful vs. Stateless Architecture

Stateful and Stateless architectures represent two different approaches to managing user information and server interactions in software design, particularly in web services and applications. Understanding the distinctions between them is crucial for designing systems that efficiently handle user sessions and data.

Stateful Architecture


  • Stateful Architecture means the server retains a record of previous interactions and uses this information for subsequent transactions. Each session is unique to a user, and the server stores the session state.




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