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Designing Data-Intensive Applications by Martin Kleppmann
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it was amazing

Highly recommend.

Background: I work as a software engineer with around 3 years of experience and limited computer science educational background. I read the book because I want to excel in my technical interview.

From the first-pass, I grasp some solid understanding of how DB stores data on memory and disk, how distributed systems coordinate, etc. The reading consolidated my computer science foundations and helped with technical interviews by a lot, considering I didn't learn much about systems when I was in school.

More importantly, it now becomes a map. Whenever I find a scary word (such as Paxos) somewhere in work, I will look it up in the book and use that as a starting point. It is not the most complete and up-to-date material (and it is not meant to), but it is the best-written and easiest-to-understand. It helps me fight against my fear to learn :)
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Reading Progress

August, 2020 – Started Reading
September, 2020 – Finished Reading
December 24, 2020 – Shelved

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