Apparently I am back in school now; after a long day (8:30am – 6:30pm) I have a homework assignment for tomorrow. I had hoped to get some extra sleep tonight, but no luck.
Using Thing-Oriented-Architecture, I am modelling the service boundaries for a hotel booking system tonight. I probably will save some for on the train tomorrow morning, because I could barely keep awake today and if I don’t sleep well, tomorrow will be worse still.
As much as yesterday felt like the set-up for some grand unified theory on distributed design, after today it feels like there aren’t going to be any answers, just increasingly vague questions. And a lot of my own opinions. So maybe more than anything this is a course to help me figure out what I believe myself? With some rules-of-thumb thrown in?
So far the single most useful piece has been a helpful question to determine whether services are sitting in the right context together (or not). I can tell it’s going to get a big work-out in time.
And I’m looking forward to the suggested approach to pull information back together into a cohesive interface. I can kinda see where Udi’s leading, but it is still a little bewildering. This may be exacerbated by the fact that he is clearly purposely constructing worst-case examples to push boundaries.
I’m hoping tomorrow brings more answers than new questions.
I’ll hold off on holding my breath.