Architecture Weekly #103 - 28th November 2022
Welcome to the new week!
Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 29th), at 4 PM CET (UTC+1), we’ll have a webinar with Alexey Zimarev exclusively for our community. He agreed to join us, tell us more about Event Sourcing, and introduce his Eventuous framework. He’ll explain his motivation for building the framework and share his experience while building it.
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Speaking about Event-Driven Architecture. I wrote a short article explaining how to do event-type mapping, which is the foundational block for serialising events and maintaining schema versions. I showed how to do conventional-based that also allows registering explicit mappings. Read more:
I hear that we should write code that’s easy to maintain. It’s easy to say, too often, it ends with the opposite result from the intention. Giedrius Kristinaitis wrote about it in Expensive Mistake That Often Plagues Layered Architectures. I think that better advice is to write code that’s easy to remove. If we direct toward that, we’ll get maintainability out of the box. Read more in:
One of the main origins of the complicated code is the wrong understanding of the business process. I wrote about the issues in business-development teams in Bring me problems, not solutions!. Read more about that in:
Read also interesting case studies on the maintenance of the existing and evolving systems in:
Last, Mercedes introduced software locks for the existing physical car features:
I think that’s going too far; we’ll need to think more about ethics in our industry. This is also an interesting case study of manufacture costs and sales strategies. It seems that it’s still cheaper to deliver a feature that’s not enabled than having different production lines. This can also be an intriguing observation for the systems we’re developing and using the feature toggles.
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