Dance Computer, Dance

by Ray Grasso

I’m giving Audible a go again. I like it for listening to non-fiction books. Fiction ones, not so much. 🤷‍♂️

Update: I’m reversing this. I actually prefer listening to fiction on Audible. I like highlighting things too much in non-fiction so Audible doesn’t really work as well for me for that.

Designing Data-Intensive Applications 📚

Designing Data-Intensive Applications by Martin Kleppmann

This book surveys data storage and distributed systems and is a fantastic primer for all software developers.

It starts with naive approaches to storing data, quickly builds up to how transactions work, and works up to the complexities of building distributed systems.

I particularly enjoyed the chapter on stream processing and event sourcing. It contrasts stream processing to batch processing and highlights many of the challenges of these approaches and explores options for addressing them.