Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Introduction A content delivery network (CDN) is a distributed network of servers designed to deliver web content to users based on their geographical location. CDNs play a crucial role in enhancing website performance by reducing the distance that web content … Read More

Service Discovery

What is Service Discovery? Service discovery is a software design pattern that enables distributed applications to locate and connect to each other at runtime. This is important in microservices architectures, where applications are broken down into small, independent services that … Read More

Database Sharding

What is Sharding? Sharding is a method of dividing a large database into smaller, more manageable pieces called shards. Shards can be stored on different servers, which can help to improve performance and scalability. Why Sharding? There are a number … Read More

Single Point of Failure

What is a Single Point of Failure (SPOF)? In any system, a single point of failure (SPOF) refers to a component or system that, if it fails, can bring down the entire system. It poses a significant risk to the … Read More

Load Balancing

What is Load Balancing? Load balancing is the process of evenly distributing incoming network traffic across multiple servers or computing resources, known as a server. The primary objective is to prevent any single server from being overloaded with excessive traffic. … Read More

Monolithic and Microservices Architecture

Introduction In the field of software development, choosing the right architectural approach is crucial for building robust and scalable applications. The architectures that often come into consideration are monolithic and microservices architectures. In this blog post, I will try to … Read More

Vertical scaling and Horizontal scaling

To understand vertical scaling and horizontal scaling better, let’s try to take a real-world example first, then we will go into the detail of these two types of scaling. Example Imagine we have written some code inside our computer. It … Read More

Distributed Systems

Distributed systems are composed of multiple independent components, referred to as nodes. The nodes work together to achieve a common goal. These nodes communicate and coordinate with each other by exchanging messages over a network. In this blog post, I … Read More