I work a lot with Kafka. It’s come time for me to actually understand what’s going on under the hood. I’ve mostly avoided this (though we have had multiple major Kafka outages at my current job).
I’ve started reading this book by Ilya Grigorik that I found while strolling along in Twitter-land for smart/clever web engineers that I can learn from. I’ve always been really interested in the underpinnings of the web and networking, and it’s high time that I scratched that itch. Now-a-days, terms like progressive web apps (PWAs) and performance (PERFORMANCE) and really really fast web app (RRFWAs) are commonplace, but I think that very few people working in the technology industry truly understand the technologies behind browser performance. I’m going to be one of those very few people :-D.