Kislay's Newsletter #6

Happy Friday!

Hope all of you are keeping safe and staying sane. I hope another productive week has just gone by, and here’s this week’s assortment of the good stuff to make the weekend a lot of fun. If you are feeling a little stressed out, try looping Una Mattina on headphones. Works every time for me!

From the blog

This week I published some arguments against building a “central” platform team. I have written in favour of platformization and platform thinking for about two years now. And yet I am not convinced the “central platform team” model is the best way to go for a company that is trying to adopt platform strategy. An internal platforms team is often so focussed around reuse that they don’t have time to understand the domains they are in. Too often, they are in too many domains building reusable components. What do you think? What has/hasn’t worked out for you? Article Link 

Reading now

Fantasy series are an absolute sinkhole. I had planned to get started with the widely recommended Domain Driven Design (Eric Evans), but here I am reading the 1634 : The Bavarian Crisis, another book in the Ring of Fire series. Some stuff is about to go down in medieval Bavaria, and I need to find out what.

From the great interweb

  1. Phil Calcado has written a breakdown of how Meetup is building a layered service architecture as they break down their monolith into microservices. Fascinating and in-depth, whether or not you agree with the choices. Parts of this definitely resonated with my thinking on layering domains.

  2. Here’s a basic introduction to concurrency in Erlang. It is very basic, but if you are unfamiliar with the Actor model, this is a good place to start. And since Akka and others have brought Actors to other languages, this is useful for more than just Erlang.

  3. I revisited this awesome document on expectation from an Uber tech lead by Gergely Orosz. This is a great read for everyone playing or aspiring to play the tech lead role. Everything on Gergely’s blog is worth reading at least once, if not twice.

That's it for this week folks. Happy weekend!




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