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Friday Blast #86

It’s been quite some time since one of these. It’s more like a monthly blast for a while. I’ll try to do betterin the future.

What does technical excellence look like (2016) - Martin Fowlertakes stock of what technical excellence means. To summarise it is short cycle times for building features,low time to fixes (and the CD these imply), small and autonomous and business driven teams, and teams wherethere is a high degree of psychological safety.

From “Hello World” to VP Eng (2017) - the firstpart of Nick Caldwell’s story, Reddit’s VP of engineering.

Scaling SQLIte to 4M QPS on a single server (EC2 vs Bare Metal) (2018) - in caseyou doubted just how powerful modern machines are, and how much of a beast SQLite is. It’s of course a somewhatartificial benchmark, but not completely so. For my jupiter work I’ll soon be transitioning to a SQLite backend for local data storage.

DDD and hexagonal architecture (2020) - I’ve recentlystarted reading a bit more about software engineering, and software architecture in particular, and domain driven design(DDD) caught my eye as a powerful way of thinking about architecture. It’s kind of hard to grok however at theimplementation level and this article from Vaadin does a very thorough job of this.

Tactical domain-driven design (2020) - linkedwith the previous article is this one, which goes into the details of the “domain” aspect of DDD (the part which isusually not tied into any framework or library), and which covered the tactical patterns employed in DDD.

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