Architecture Weekly #102 - 21st November 2022
Welcome to the new week!
The biggest rumble in the tech world is right now, the Twitter mess.
It seems that things are unfolding not so great as it seemed for the richest man on earth. It’s not surprising if you take into account treating employees as useless resources, dumb trolling etc.
It’s a pity, as Twitter was my favourite place on the Internet, yet I prefer to search for place that’s not run by a sociopath. So far so good, more and more people are moving there, the accessibility could be better, but I’m sure this will be smoothed with time.
If you’re interested in what’s Mastodon both from the architecture and sociological check the links below. It should give you good coverage:
If you are interested in learning more about how Mastodon works internally, please comment, and I’ll consider covering that in more detail in dedicated articles.
Speaking about covering, my article around Push-based Outbox Pattern with Postgres Logical Replication was well received (it even got to HackerNews’ front page). I decided to continue to go further that path, and I explained how to get all messages, even those that were appended before we started our subscriptions. Read more:
Push-based notifications from the SQL database were also a leitmotiv of the latest Azure improvements. It’s clearly visible that’s the trend worth keeping an eye on. I haven’t yet checked the guarantees of those features, but they seem to be incredibly intriguing:
See also the webinar that Jeremy D. Miller did about the Wolverine: a new player in the messaging game in .NET space and part of the Critter Pack together with Marten.
Yes, it also has an outbox pattern included. Or in fact a few options around it.
Integrating data is one thing, but being able to analyse it and also show to see trends, and get insights is another aspect. Check the incredible article about that part that came recently on the StackOverflow blog:
See also a talks showing why the things didn’t go as they were initially thought about:
Check, also other links!
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