It Depends #56

Kislay Verma
Mar 13, 2022

Distributed systems, schelling point, unlearning, and platforms

Hello everyone!

The 56th episode of “It Depends”, my weekly newsletter on software engineering is out. Go get yours and share with you friends.

This week, I’m following up last week’s discussion on distributed system by sharing some advice on how to build them well. There are some key themes — reduce connections between components, prevent cascading errors, and buffer the components from each other.

From the internet this week, Alex Komoroske on schelling points in organizations, on unlearning from a decade of programming, and Evan Bottcher on platforms.

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Have a great weekend1