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Architecture Weekly #72 - 25th April 2022
Welcome to the new week.
Two weeks ago, I started the paid version of Architecture Weekly. It already contains the private Discord channel for subscribers (and my GitHub sponsors). Soon we’ll have the first live meeting.
Today, I’m happy to announce that thanks to JetBrains, the first 3 subscribers for a yearly paid subscription, will also get 1 year of free personal subscription to any JetBrains IDE of choice! I’m a happy user of ReSharper, Rider and IntelliJ, so I think that’s a nice bonus and motivation to join. I’m really happy that JetBrains agreed to support our community in such a way.
That’s not everything: for all of the yearly subscribers that will join this week, I offer 1h of consulting for free!
I’m being asked quite a lot if Temporal Tables are good and quick to apply alternatives to Event Sourcing. You might already notice that good and quick, are not usually going well together. Here we have the same case. See details in my last article Are Temporal Tables an alternative to Event Sourcing?.
Some people believe that Architecture has to be something big and complex, enterprise design, etc. We all are architects, and we’re making architectural decisions every day. Sometimes smaller, sometimes bigger. That’s why I share links also on a smaller scale, as those minor details are building the big whole, for instance:
Also, people often believe that architecture is only meant for the backend. That’s not correct. Nowadays, the frontend is a much bigger piece than the backend and requires more attention and knowledge. Don’t believe it? Check:
Also, conceptual design is essential. Yet, it’s still worth knowing how that will work and that there’s bare metal underneath each cloud. Check RedPanda analysis:
And if you still believe that architecture is only for enterprise, check Oracle - Critical Patch Update Advisory - April 2022. It should show you where this may lead.
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