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Monday, February 18, 2019

Backend - Tech refresher 2019

Hello there

As a software engineer, it is important to keep updating your skillsets by learning the latest programming-elements (includes paradigms, patterns, languages, tools and frameworks). This becomes a bit easy if you already working on the cutting edge of something. Even then, it is possible to go too deep and loose breadth.

I've taken upon myself to do a tech refresher every year. The intent is to read, experiment and understand these elements by spending anywhere between 4 days to 4 weeks. The ultimate goal is: "do I know most that I need to know to build a planet-scale backend tech-stack ground up"

I'll write up my learnings in posts to help myself (and maybe others) refer it.

Here is the initial list I'm thinking about:


  • Redis
  • MySQL, GraphQL
  • Aurora, Mesos, Kubernetes
  • Cadence, SWS
  • Cassandra, MangoDB, NoSQL, MySQL, Spanner, S<, DynDB
  • ELK
  • Flink, Storm, Samza, Spark
  • Hadoop HDFS, Yarn, MapReduce
  • Hive, HBase
  • Kafka, Zookeeper
  • NW: http, Tcp, thrift, grpc, yarpc, 
  • Terraform, uCapacity
  • Vertica
  • Linux kernal

They are no particular order although there might be some meaning in their grouping.
I'll keep expanding / contracting this as we go ahead.




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