Architecture Weekly Issue #42. Articles, books, and playlists on architecture and related topics. Split by sections, highlighted with complexity: 🤟 means hardcore, 👷♂️ is technically applicable right away, 🍼 - is an introduction to the topic or an overview. Now in telegram as well.
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AWS Security tools 👷♂️
Remember the Datadog state of AWS security report? I am sharing a list of tools to fight some of the highlighted threats. Eliminating old keys, auditing the resources and IAM policies and many more!
#security #cloud #aws
Consistency levels in Azure Cosmos DB 🤟
Strong consistency is a conflicting requirement for performance and availability. Typically a database or a cloud service provides a single level of consistency. That's not the case though for Azure Cosmos DB. See an article with a list of consistency levels supported by it illustrated with nice gifs!
#cloud #azure #database
Building a distributed Audit Log with YugabyteDB 👷♂️
In several domains, like in commerce, it is important to know who made a change, and in what context. The structure which reflects it is called an audit log. Building a solution for significant data volume can be challenging as you need to account for sharding, performance and durability. Vlad Mihalcea showcases the design of distributed audit logs using YugabyteDB, but you do the same with PostgreSQL as well.
Road-movie architectures 🍼
Uwe delivered another deck on the fact that our architecture initiatives rarely end up being completed; rather replaced with another initiative midway. Uwe recommends thinking more about building architecture which allows fast changes including building components with removal in mind. Check out the full deck.
Awesome software architecture list 🍼
A new curated list of resources for software architecture. Design and cloud patterns, algorithms, principles and many more!
Notion's data model 👷♂️
Notion is an online collaboration platform with offline capabilities. It is interesting how the platform looks at their data. Jake Teton-Landis posted a long read on how Notion designs their product around a Block - and how they handle offline work, permissions, concurrency and other aspects.
Architecture Readings. Database Internals, Chapter 1 👷♂️
I started doing coverings for the book I am reading - Database Internals. It will be a separate playlist on the Youtube channel. In this video, I will cover Database architecture, file types used by databases and the questions we need to ask to pick up a DB. Subscribe, if still not!
Distributed Tracing with Envoy, Kuma and Graphana Agent 👷♂️
Tracing shows you how the request goes through the API Gateway and all of your backend services. Koyeb shares their story of building distributed tracing which does not come easily: we need to introduce traceIds, support external spans, have sampling in place and more.
Content Moderation Complexity 🍼
You might have heard about Elon Musk purchased Twitter and announced freedom of speech. The problem is that social networks are incredibly complex domain. Dive in to find out literally 20 levels of domain complexity!
Why I would have a single API Gateway Endpoint per Microservice 👷♂️
Should you use a single API Gateway for all of your microservices? Or should you have several ones split by domain? Or maybe you need to go with a single Gateway for every endpoint? Let's follow Kieran Wrenn's article for the pros and cons of each approach.
#aws #cloud #microservice #pattern
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