Web Review, Week 2022-23
Let’s go for my web review for the week 2022-23.
Why Complex Systems Collapse Faster - Tablet Magazine
Tags: complexity, philosophy, economics, politics, ecology, commons
An excellent piece about the links between collapse and complexity. Obviously focuses more on socio-economics systems. Still some of it applies to other fields.
The collapse of complex software | Read the Tea Leaves
Tags: tech, architecture, complexity
Interesting view on the state of our industry regarding complexity. Don’t despair!
Fallacies of Distributed Systems
Tags: tech, architecture, microservices, networking, complexity
The current microservices obsession not only invite undue complexity in systems, it also bring unprepared developers into network related traps. This is a nice summary of the common misconceptions around this.
A New Definition of HTTP
Tags: tech, http
This is a good thing that the corresponding RFCs keeps being updated.
Introduction | sake
Tags: tech, self-hosting
Looks like an interesting tool to simply manage personal servers.
#NoEstimates (Allen Holub) - YouTube
Tags: tech, agile, estimates
Old video. A bit preachy, especially in the beginning, but then covers well the arguments of why counting stories is likely better than estimating them. In my opinion there’s a catch that is not covered here though: the quality and granularity of the stories matter.
Help Geeks Feel Safe In The World: My Personal Mission
Tags: work, life
Yet another inspiring piece by Kent Beck. I like his blunt honesty and self-reflection.
Lift Energy Storage System: Turning skyscrapers into gravity batteries
Tags: energy, gravity, physics, surprising
OK, this is clever and surprising. Still it is an interesting prospect. We’ll see how far this goes.
Bye for now!