Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, and so forth that has to do with things that interest me:
- AI/data science
- data in general
- data architecture
- distributed computing
- SQL Server
- transactions (both db as well as non db)
- and other “stuff”
This blog-post is the “roundup” of the things that have been most interesting to me for the week just ending.
- My Ultimate PowerShell prompt with Oh My Posh and the Windows Terminal. I certainly hope that Scott Hanselman doesn’t need an introduction, but if you haven’t heard of him, here is the link to his blog. Anyway, he has blogged a bit about setting up the Windows terminal, so it looks cool. The post I link to here is the latest and greatest in setting up your terminal.
- Navigating the 8 fallacies of distributed computing. This post reviews the eight fallacies of distributed computing and provides several hints at how to handle them. I think I’ll, in my next job interview, ask some questions about the eight fallacies!
- Enabling Seamless Kafka Async Queuing with Consumer Proxy. This post from Uber discusses how Kafka being a stream-oriented system, where message order is assumed in the system’s design, can hinder certain message delivery patterns. The post talks about how more than 300 microservices at Uber are leveraging Kafka for pub-sub message queueing between microservices and how Uber developed the Consumer Proxy to work around some of the drawbacks with Kafka’s message order oriented design.
That’s all for this week. I hope you enjoy what I did put together. Please comment on this post or ping me if you have ideas for what to cover.