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I profoundly believe that the historical events hold myriads of lessons for us to learn from. Given the current economic scenario where it seems that the writing is on the wall and the economy is going to go in a recession, possibly a depression, it made sense for a complete finance tyro like me to … Continue reading What Exactly Was The Global Financial Crisis of ’08? : An Essay
Right Practice. Right Results This post is part of newsletter that I run “Scamming the Coding Interview”, which is geared towards continuous practice on concepts to ace the engineering interviews. Subscribe Once upon a time there was a master named Roshi whose relational database used to work like a blowing wind. Reads used to be … Continue reading A Tale on Concatenated Indexes: Master Roshi and Goku’s fireside chat
Preface Recently, I was browsing the codebase of my company and saw that it has three versions of dashboards for an analytics page in it. I am pretty sure that customers don’t need that. This sparked something in my naive brain and I started exploring the internet for related ideas. That’s when I found … Continue reading A plea for lean software: 6 Lessons I learned to help keep software simple
Introduction What variants of storage systems exist? I think it’s worthwhile to stop and ponder over what causes so much complexity when it comes to satisfying the storage needs of a high-scale application. There are different variants of storage systems, designed around two major concepts:1. The data model we want to support. 📑2. The system … Continue reading Trying to Wrap My Head Around The Dynamo Storage System: A Deep Dive
This post is a part of a newsletter that I run: “Scamming The Coding Interview“, which is geared towards helping people ACE their coding interviews. We send a coding question on weekdays along with a system design article like this one on weekends. Do subscribe If you find this article valuable. Introduction What will be the simplest … Continue reading Introduction to LSM Trees: May the logs be with you
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