Author Archives: Clive Tong

And some more books

The Go Programming language by Alan Donovan and Brian Kernighan I read this as preparation for a new job. It feels like the definitive guide to the Go language. The book is a great learning tool, highlighting practical uses of … Continue reading

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Some odds and ends

My time at Redgate is coming to an end, so I’ve been reading a fair few books on some of the new technologies that I’ll be using in my new job. More on that later. First some interesting videos and … Continue reading

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I’m hooked

It always amazes me how simple ideas can transfer from one domain to another. A while ago I was looking at Azure Durable Functions. In this domain you want to write a function that can call out to another service, … Continue reading

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Of CORSe, it’s easy to test

I read this informative post on CORS at the weekend, and realised that the best way to get to grips with it, is to try some experiments. I hadn’t realised before how easy this would be in C#. It’s easy … Continue reading

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Some more reading

There are three other books that I have recently read without writing up here. React in action by¬† Mark Tielens Thomas, which was a good introductory book on React. It explains the various concepts and takes you through a number … Continue reading

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Reliable, Scalable and Maintainable Systems

Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The big ideas behind reliable, scalable and maintainable systems by Martin Kleppmann I was lucky to have a six week sabbatical over the summer, and felt that it would be a good time to read up on … Continue reading

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Designing system for scalability

I’ve been doing some reading on designing systems for scalability, and I thought I could quickly post some of the useful YouTube videos that I have found. There are numerous system design problems and solutions that have videos on YouTube, … Continue reading

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