Dennis van der Stelt
Dennis is a Software Architect who loves building distributed systems and the challenges they bring. To be better than the day before, he continuously searches for new ways to improve his knowledge on architecture and software development. What he learns he tries to share via numerous articles, presentations and posts on his blog. If you want to chat, feel free to ping him via any channel
unfold_lessunfold_more Dealing with eventual consistency
- You'll learn what eventual consistency actually means. Both in UI and in business processes
- You'll learn how to trick the user when you need to deal with eventual consistency
- You'll not longer be afraid of eventual consistency and can explain to your business stakeholders it's not a scary thing
As software architects we want to make our systems more performant, maintainable, understandable, or any other thing-able. We use infrastructure like Azure Service Bus or Service Fabric. Maybe we'll introduce patterns like CQRS and Event Sourcing. Many of these choices introduce eventual consistency, but users expect immediate consistency. They don't want to wait for eventually. They expect feedback now. There are, however, ways to work around this. So what exactly is eventual consistency and how can we make it work? In this session, we'll have a look at different patterns, both in the user interface and the back end, that give our users immediate feedback even though the back-end system is not. We'll discuss how to solve the complexity of dealing with eventual consistency, without sacrificing decomposability or performance.