We’ve added a new mindmap to our catalogue here. This covers the core of GraphQL. The catalogue contains both the image and a Word representation. The map is built based on a reading of Learning GraphQL by Eve Porcello & Alex Banks on O’Reilly.
Earlier this year, I wrote a short post on Chris Richardson’s book Microservice Patterns (Praise for Microservice Patterns). When I read the book I mind mapped my notes which can be seen at Mindmap Index or access directly here. The mind map is no substitute but should act as a reasonable aide-memoire.
We would highly recommend getting and reading the book.
I have been wading through Eric Evan’s Domain Driven Design Book. As with many design and architecture focussed books I try to mindmap as I go so I have a quick reference resource. The mindmap for this book can be seen below and is linked to the WiseMap version which is dynamic.
In terms of of a review of the book, it contains lots of nuggets of helpful ideas and information but it is a rather heavy going to read. Some points feel over laboured such as the use of consistent language, at times it feels like half the book is dedicated to this one point. Whilst Chapter 14 – Maintaining Model Integrity sounds unadventurous as a chapter, I found this to have a lot of really helpful content such as going into the details Bounded Contexts and so on which is highly relevant to the world of microservices.
When it comes to ensuring I keep up good practises, I try to look at books in areas I think I have a good handle on such as APIs. Why? well it confirms and validates I’m upto date; sometimes another view point can spark ideas on how to make something better, improve an approach or simply understand another way of explaining an idea. The later is important as the key benefit of knowing something is the opportunity to help someone else. Not everyone communicates or understands ideas in the same so this is always helpful.
So recently I ran through James Higginbotham’s Designing Great Web API’s book(let). Often when goping through a book I mindmap it so that I can share it, and refer to it as a lit of prompts reminders if necessary. Whilst’s James’ book doesnt reveal anything new or relevatory for anyone working with APIs it does provide a good succinct explination to basic practises. So here is the mindmap:
I have relocated my mindmaps to a new location – WiseMapping which presents the maps in a far more consumable manner than XMind. I’ve setup the links to now bounce through bitly so if things move again the links wont break. The maps available can be found using the following links:
When I read a technical book from cover to cover I usually build a mind map so that I can use it as a memory jogger in the future if I need to return to get key points such as arguments or facts. With the ferstive break I have had time to finish reading Sam Newman’s Building Microservices. The following is a static image, but clicking on it can take you the dynamic site provided through WiseMapping, it does take a moment or two as the map is large (or click here).
Many of the points made in this excellent book are true to software design and development generally, but given a Microservices spin. For example, monitoring and security should be incorporated into any good design.
Been a busy couple of days reviewing submissions for the Oracle Scene Journal as part of the UKOUG. Some really good articles, have been submitted around a broad range of Oracle technologies from core database to mobile and beyond.
I have also been working on a mindmap relating to the IT Solutions from Oracle (ITSO) – you can see previous posts on this including ITSO Mind Mapped here is the latest update which is also available via WiseMap here.
A while back I read the book Psychology of Computer Programming by Gerald Weinberg – something of a seminal text, full of interesting observations on how people and environments can impact productivity of programming. Anyone working within a development environment would probably benefit from reading. But whilst I was reading the book, I did create a mind map of what I was reading which I have made available here.