re: Event Sourcing: What it is and why it's awesome VIEW POST

re: Super interesting writeup, this is the first time i hear of Event Sourcing and it would be really interesting to see a sample project that uses thi...

Hi Mikael,

I don't have any examples to hand, though there are plenty of them online. The thing about ES, is that everyone has a different way of applying it and structuring their code, so there isn't an example I can point to and say "this is how you should do it".

I may write up an example project in future, if I do, I post a link here.


Hi Barry,

Your writting of the Oreilly Event Sourcing Cookbook is progressing fine ? :-)

Learning how to think event sourcing, what pitfalls to avoid, the smart tricks to keep, etc..

That'd be very valuable.

Event sourcing to the noob sounds like sex to the graduate, it is too much fun not to try it :-)



Thanks for the reply!

I checked out and got a good grasp of it, It seems very similar to worker queues that I'm currently working with (Via

Though, no one seems to recommend building a full CRUD app using ES.

Oh yeah, there are times were CRUD is a better fit than ES. If the solution is simple, once off and not the core to your business, building a CRUD app is fine. So CRUD is a workable implementation for a todo list app that's only used by a handful of people internally in the business

If it's anything more complex than that (and most things are), or it's something that is crucial to the success of your business, ES is a better fit. It forces you to understand your domain and it's language, rather than throwing an extra column into a table to hack the a solution in.

To give another example, if you need a blog for your business, for some basic marketing, CRUD is usually fine. If your business is about blogs, understanding how they work and how people use them, then ES is a better fit.

Hope that helps.

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