It has been four days since I slept.
I am hallucinating Authorities (aka Services), Bounded Contexts, or is that Business Components? Up is down, down is up. Everything is abstract. Everything is physical but different. Or not.
Today we moved at a much steadier clip through our materials. I was more alert by necessity, and there were fewer tangents, although still enough. There’ve been a few cases of not-really-questions-more-comments-to-try-and-impress, but far more frequent are in-depth tangents that feel like individuals trying to get some free consultin’ out of Udi.
It is of course hard not to bring your real-world scenarios into the learning experience, but there is a difference in the feel of a question motivated by not-quite-understanding and a question that is looking for a solution.
I cannot quite tell how he felt about CQRS; the tone and body-language was somewhat dismissive, but he explained it with a level of nuance and determination at odds with that posture. He was definitely dismissive of Event Sourcing though. And we’re not allowed to use Udi Says for justification, but it was hard not to sympathize with his assessment of the limitations on its value.
He still reveals some things with a larger sense of mystery and caginess than I think is warranted, but at this point I’ve decided the showmanship is just getting the best of him.
And… I was so hopeful.
We got to 200 pages out of 250 around 4pm. I thought today was going to be an “early” one (i.e. 5:30pm for example), since I knew he had a further speaking gig in the evening, and surely he eats?
In the end he raced through to page 237 by about 7pm. I’d have said that bodes well for an early mark tomorrow, but I really have no idea what to believe anymore. I’m doing my best to stay focused and absorb everything throughout the day, but it is … so … hard.
One more day.
I can do this.
And then, hopefully, a more in-depth summary of what I got out of the experience.
The Answer Might Surprise You.