Bookmarks (issue 8)
Taking Postgres serverless (Changelog). Neon: Serverless PostgreSQL (Heikki Linnakangas @ Carnegie Mellon University).
Simple simulations for system builders (Marc Brooker). System designers care about questions like “How will the system behave under overload?” or “How sensitive is the design to latency?”. By “writing small simulators that simulate the behaviour of simple models”, Marc shows an approach to explore and reason about the possible answers to such questions.
The HTTP crash course nobody asked for.
Design docs at Google. When not to write a design doc: A clear indicator that a doc might not be necessary is when a design doc is an implementation manual, that doesn’t go into trade-offs, alternatives, and explanation of the decision-making; — write the actual application instead.