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Event Sourcing with MartenDb

Brad Jolicoeur - 10/09/2021
I have been digging into MartenDb and found a sample of the Event Sourcing features included in MartenDb. In this article I walk through this simple Event Sourcing example and describe what is happening.
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Exploring Rebus

Brad Jolicoeur - 10/23/2020
Recently, I became aware of two other options in the .NET Service Bus space that I felt deserved a closer look. Rebus and Brighter. Since Rebus seemed to be similar to NServiceBus and MassTransit I started there.
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Trail Blaze

What are Architectural Decision Records (ADR)?

Brad Jolicoeur - 08/21/2020
One of the most painful parts of starting with a new team is to learn all of the nuanced patterns and practices you must adhere to. Often these nuances are not documented and to make matters worse, the common response given for why is, "that is just how we do it here". The tribal knowledge runs so deep it starts to look like cargo cult culture and in some cases it is just that.
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The Architect Elevator

Brad Jolicoeur - 03/24/2020
The role of Software Architect is typically not well defined in most organizations and I've found Gregor Hohpe's description of The Architect Elevator to be the most enlightening.
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Maturity Model for Lasting Change

Brad Jolicoeur - 11/30/2019
Change is hard as a individual. Implementing lasting change in a team or organization is probably one of the most difficult things one can attempt. I say lasting change, because it is easy to impose short term change, but hard to make that change stick.
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Message In A Bottle

NServiceBus Message Versioning

Brad Jolicoeur - 10/02/2018
As a software engineers we all know the requirements will change over time. At some point you will need to become comfortable with versioning your NServiceBus messages to adapt to those changing requirements. When you start thinking about the nuances of deploying endpoints that need to handle messages of different versions in flight or in an error queue waiting for retries it can be overwhelming at first. Luckily, there is a straight forward and relatively painless way to make changes to your contracts that will enable your endpoints to process old and new versions in parallel.
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Technical Leader Reading List

Brad Jolicoeur - 09/26/2018
Over the years I have read countless management and technical books and of those books there are a select few that had a profound impact on how I view the world and my capabilities as a leader. I have put together this list of books to share so that others can benefit from their knowledge and so I can remind myself of some books I should periodically read.
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