It's great when you can discuss advantages of a product. The even more important part to know is to know its limitations. What is possible and what is not. This post is not a rant but a short summary of a few limitations found during my recent investigation of CosmosDB. Partitions The partitioning is not … Continue reading CosmosDB and its limitations
The title is not a mistake. This post is about the best technique to lower SLA of your services. Hopefully, you won't be using this technique (unless building a non-reliable service is in your contract). In the cloud, it really easy to take a dependency on just-another-service (TM) provided by the vendor. You need to … Continue reading TOP 1 method to lower SLA of your service
This time we'll make it right! Anonymous software architect planning for a big rewrite. 2018 There's no better feeling that being led through a big rewrite by a prophet saying that this time we'll make it right 😉 Depending on the experience gathered by members of this brave team, one might ask What will make … Continue reading Survival of the fittest (systems)
TL;DR Are you dreaming about breaking a monolithic application? Some of us do. What I'd prefer to hear is breaking a monolithic application into pieces that fit. This would be much appropriate and much more advantageous than just breaking this monolith, wouldn't it? We want it to work, after all. Let's go through different approaches … Continue reading On breaking the monolith
TL;DR It's often said that there are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things. In this blog post we'll reconsider this statement against the modern databases and approaches. We'll start with no-cache rule and move to some situations where applying caching might be good, or even, vital. If you never … Continue reading The subtle art of caching
If you wake up a Domain Driven Design fan and scream the word "Bounded" the answer will be immediate and always the same: "Context". It's funny that this word is having so much trouble in leaving DDD context. I'd like to encourage you for broadening it a little bit, to a design, architecture space. Reality … Continue reading Bounded design
It lurks in the night. It consumes all the energy. It lasts much too long. I you experienced it, you know it's unforgettable. If you're lucky and you did not meet it, you probably heard these stories from your friends. Yes, I'm talking about the batch job.