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Architecture Weekly #70 - 11th April 2022
Welcome to the new week.
Let’s start with small but important information! Based on the positive feedback I got and inquiries, I decided to open the option to join an exclusive community and open paid version of Architecture Weekly. It’s only 7$ per month, but it’ll open you direct access to me and other members through a closed Discord Channel and live webinars Q&As, exclusive content. It’s a joined community of my GitHub supporters, so you get all perks of both. I’m also planning to work on the idea of making the current knowledge more discoverable. If you have suggestions on how I could make it better, feel free to send me feedback, I’ll definitely consider that!
Last week I wrote on my blog that the risk of ignoring risks is one of the most common issues of why software project fails. We are afraid to admit to others and ourselves that our solution is not perfect and that it could be made better. Our vision is so tunnelled that when we see the light, we’re running towards it, forgetting that it may be a train coming from the other side. Check my article to see how you can fight that.
Still, nothing is as risky as working with the legacy system. It’s a hydra that’s hard to tame. Artur Skowroński wrote a great case study on Evolution of a Legacy Retail System with Digital Transformation. Typically such content is hidden behind NDA, so it’s worth looking at.
Having a plethora of microservices is also risky. It’s hard to find out what’s where and understand dependencies. Check how DataDog is generating the Service Map automatically.
I also found an interesting video Microsoft Windows 95 Launch with Bill Gates & Jay Leno in the Internet. Definitely, a retro video must watch!
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