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Architecture Weekly #75 - 16th May 2022
Welcome to the new week!
Do you have a DevOps engineer in your team? If yes, I’d encourage you to consider at least renaming this role. I often see where the Operations team was rebranded and renamed into the DevOps team. It is not enough. There was a clear split between development and operations teams when I started my career. Different toolset, skills and practices. Luckily that changed, and now we have a lot of great tools to enable automation. Yet, tools are one thing; the most important is to change the process and think about building project as a collaborative approach of development, operations, security, business and other stakeholders. The more we work together, the higher chance for success.
What do my inclinations for event-based architectures and CI/CD have in common? Focus on the essence, so make sure the system works correctly. Both in terms of business and technology. The more we automate, the more we can focus on delivering business value.
Last week I wrote A few tricks on how to set up related Docker images with docker-compose. Beware! There’s a lot of YAML in it.
DevOps tooling section is strong this week, check especially:
I could count into that also a free Honeycomb's O'Reilly Book Observability Engineering. However, observability is monitoring and change in process, understanding, and team capabilities. We need to understand what we’re building business-wise and shape the right architecture to have proper observability.
Are you Java Developer? If yes, then check Angie Jones Free Courses. Again, a lot of quality, but not only, but you can also learn a lot about Java from it.
As the last recommended link, check why recently Microsoft open-sourced the code for 1995's 3D Movie Maker. TLDR, it’s a power on Twitter!
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