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Architecture Weekly #107 - 26th December 2022
Welcome to the new week!
Keeping head above water is a humble confession from Chris Klug.
I somehow missed his talk while I was at NDC Oslo. It's an important thing to watch. Our industry is filled with grind culture. You can easily find yourself in the corner having hard time to back to the proper mental state. Especially in the async world.
I'm also trying to keep my head above water. I'm also struggling and having the feeling-well, feeling-bad cycles. I'm quite often balancing on the burnout cycle and just trying to stay afloat.
We should care about our mental health in the same way we're carrying about our physical fitness. And it's okay to say admit you're feeling bad when you do. Watch it here:
Events join the technical and business worlds. Yet, when we apply that, we may get unexpected prosaic issues. For instance: how to serialise them? Should I just value objects in them or just primitives?
We should design our events case by case, putting information about the results of the business process. The closer they are to a domain, the better. Yet, this flexibility has a price.
Being flexible by convention means we cannot apply one convention to rule them all. So our typical serialisation strategies may fail. What's the solution, then?
We can go fully explicit both in the serialisation and event type mapping. I wrote about that in my latest article:
Remember when I told you last week that the western world may be preparing for a new sort of cold war with China? It seems that things are moving into that. One of the battle places may be social media, starting from Tik Tok.
This is especially intriguing, keeping in mind that (in theory) TikTok should be storing data in the USA in Oracle servers. It’s worth keeping an eye on that, as either the Oracle deal was not enough to guard USA data, or things are getting more political. Or both.
There’s a nice section on security issues. You’ll find here yet another serious Okta leakage, wallpaper that kills Android phones, plus LastPass breached and new Spring vulnerabilities.
Idempotency is a word that easy to spell wrongly and can get you into trouble. It’s also surprisingly hard to implement (no pun intended). Check following links to get you in the right direction:
Remember that Mercedes put an acceleration boost behind the paywall? Now Intel is trying to introduce “pay-as-you-go” processors. It’s happening...
This is the last edition of Architecture Weekly this year. Thank you for being here; that means a lot to me. Having such a community of readers helps me to motivate to keep this going. All the best, and stay healthy!
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