Julian's Notes

When choosing a name for this note, I wanted something clickbait-ey and provocative. “Calling Bullshit on AI Hype” felt right. In recent years, Artificial Intelligence has been surrounded by immense hype. Challenging a hype cycle is often an effective way to capture attention. So, now that I have your attention, let me start by acknowledging […]

Category: Machine Learning, Technology

Posted on 5 Jun, 2024

Change Data Capture (CDC) is a technique used to track and capture changes made in a data source, typically a database, and utilize those changes in various downstream systems or processes. With CDC you’re capturing inserts, updates, and deletes – the classic CRUD operations – and using this information to perform tasks, which could be […]

Category: Programming

Posted on 21 Sep, 2023

In my previous post, I discussed the Microservices architecture and the process of decomposing a business domain into constituent services. Today, we’re going a step further by diving deeper into this paradigm and exploring additional concepts that are essential for the successful application of microservices. At the core of any engineered system lies its primary […]

Category: Programming, Technology

Posted on 23 Apr, 2023

In today’s rapidly evolving software development landscape, staying competitive and keeping up with user demands is more critical than ever. Microservices offer a flexible, scalable, and resilient solution to building complex applications. But before we dive into the world of Microservices, let’s first take a closer look at Monolithic Architecture. Monolithic Architecture is a straightforward […]

Category: Programming, Technology

Posted on 30 Mar, 2023

Integration testing is an important part of any software development process. It is a phase of software testing where different components of a system are tested together as a group. This helps ensure that the different components work together as expected. With the rise of micro-services and containerization, Integration testing has become even more crucial. […]

Category: Programming

Posted on 28 Jan, 2023

A major requirement in developing a non-trivial software product is the establishment of a formal workflow for Continuous integration and Continuous delivery. Whether it’s an individual or group project, the CI/CD workflow lays the groundwork for getting code from the developer’s box to the live environment. But it goes beyond that. CI/CD allows code to […]

Category: DevOps, Programming

Posted on 14 Jan, 2023

My favorite Nigerian songs for the year 2022. I asked my brother Ebi to chip in a few. Not all of them were released this year. But they all made my list. Here’s the links on Apple Music and Spotify.

Category: Random

Posted on 28 Dec, 2022

I saw an ad by Amazon hosting job interviews for Nigerian engineers who wish to relocate to the US, Canada, or Ireland. Brought to my mind this thing called the Tyranny of Small Decisions. Basically, multiple actors within a system make favorable decisions for themselves within their local context. But the combination of those seemingly […]

Category: Random

Posted on 5 Jul, 2022

I continue to expound on reactive programming concepts in this note, by diving deeper into the reactor module. Remember in the previous note, I outlined different implementations of the Reactive Specification; Reactor being one of them. This note presents some of the fundamental concepts in the reactor module and how they facilitate programming in a […]

Category: Programming

Posted on 10 Apr, 2022

My foray into reactive programming began sometime last year. I had been seeing blogs and articles referencing this programming paradigm which appeared to offer more in terms of scalability than traditional blocking and imperative programming patterns. I did a deep dive into the concept and have since started using Reactive Programming on my projects. So […]

Category: Programming

Posted on 3 Mar, 2022

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