Architecture Weekly Issue #107. Articles, books, and playlists on architecture and related topics. Split by sections, highlighted with complexity: 🀟 means hardcore, πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ is technically applicable right away,  🍼 - is an introduction to the topic or an overview. Now in telegram and Substack as well.

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Cloud native disaster recovery for stateful workloads πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ

Disaster recovery used to be a long process involving humans and causing significant lose of data. But in cloud era recovery point objective(RPO) can be close to zero. However archiving this requires significant amount of understanding. Cloud Native Foundation posted a long read explaining what you need to understand about distributed systems and cloud computing to have a modern disaster recovery.

Cloud native disaster recovery for stateful workloads
TAG post originally published on Github by TAG Storage NOTE: this document is available via this link: The purpose of this document is to introduce a new way of…

#cloud #disasterrecovery

The Ultimate List of Best Software Architecture Books in 2024 🍼

Books are a great way to learn almost anything, and Software Architecture is no exception. Grab a long list of good books. Some of those I read, some I heard about. Some are not very good, like "Building Evolutionary Architectures" does not worth reading in my opinion. But almost everything else does! Β 

The Ultimate List of Best Software Architecture Books (2024) πŸ“—
In this post I present you a list of the best software architecture books you should read in 2024.

#books #architecture

Build your own Database Index: Part 1. 🀟

If you haven't read "Database Internals", do it. But if you did, then a spark of interest might ignited in you: how do indexes really work on the code level. Wonder no more: this 5-part series explains exactly that starting from data encoding to updating and deleting records in index.

Build your own Database Index: part 1


Follow Up

Securing your MongoDB Atlas installation πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ

I am doing a review for one of the companies and discovered their atlas installation does not use a virtual private network, does not have a white list, nothing. Knowing a connection string provides the access to the prod database. Please, don't do this. Study this guide in order to see, how you can secure your db connection.

MongoDB Developer Data Platform With Strong Security Capabilities
Safeguard your data with strong security defaults on the MongoDB data platform. Meet stringent requirements with robust operational and security controls.


Unorthodox intro to Kubernetes for Developers 🍼

Kubernetes is everywhere, but how can you describe it to an engineer with just a couple of years of experience? Find an extremely clear explanation why do we need it and how it generally works.

What is Kubernetes? An Unorthodox Guide for Developers
You can use this guide to get up to speed with Kubernetes as a developer. From its very basics to more intermediate topics like Helm charts and how all of this affects you as a dev.

#kubernetes #k8s

The single-tenancy to multi-tenancy spectrum 🍼

Have you ever faced a limit on the number of control pane requests of AWS Lambda? The folks who wrote this article did. It appeared as a single-tenant setup of their business. And here they discuss those limitations and explain that multi-tenant setup can be better in some cases due to a set of trade-offs, which you will also find.

The single-tenancy to multi-tenancy spectrum
In this post we will cover the pros and cons of single-tenancy architecture, and how single-tenancy versus multi-tenancy is not a binary choice.


Benchmaring PostrgeSQL connection poolers: PgBouncer, PgCat and Supavisor πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ

Connection pool is an idea to reuse the connection from an application to a database, because it is relatively expensive to do per each request. For PostgreSQL there are several connection poolers, so you might want to understand which one suits best your particular case. Here's the article which lays down the comparison of 3 poolers for a small, medium and large number of clients. Enjoy the graphs!

Benchmarking PostgreSQL connection poolers: PgBouncer, PgCat and Supavisor | Tembo
Benchmarking PostgreSQL connection poolers: PgBouncer, PgCat and Supavisor

#db #performance

Tacking the challenges of using event-driven architecture in a billing system by Thoughtworks πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ

Billing is a business capability which every business should have: you need to charge your customer in one way or another. Thoughtworks shared an article how they created a new billing systems based on the event-driven architecture. Find what challenges they faced.

Tackling the challenges of using event-driven architecture in a billing system | Thoughtworks

#eventdriven #eda


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