Category Archives: Event Driven Architecture

What is the difference between synchronous and asynchronous communication?

And will adding the async keyword to my .NET api make it asynchronous? No not in the sense of asynchronous architecture. let me explain. A Restaurant Analogy Let’s take a real-life example of a restaurant. And at this restaurant customers need to go to the counter to get served. In the first example, the server has NOT been… Read More »

Choosing the right message broker for an Event-Driven System (Apache Kafka vs RabbitMQ)

Intro So you have learned (see my prevoius posts/videos) about the pros and cons of event-driven architecture, and you are still are looking to start your journey by either incrementally strangling an existing system or using EDA for a greenfield project. In this post, I will introduce you to the concept of a broker and run you through… Read More »

What is Orchestration and how to implement orchestration in an event-driven system?

There is also a YouTube version of this post. I have linked to the video at the bottom of this post. Outline In this blog post, I’m going to be explaining.  What orchestration is Seven key points, where I will also be explaining one key difference when using orchestration in a asynchronous event-driven system compared to a synchronous… Read More »

How to prevent message loss when publishing events

Three techniques to prevent message loss One – Publish events synchronously the first technique you can take to prevent data loss. It is always to publish events synchronously, so you have to wait for the messaging platform to acknowledge that the message has been successfully published and persisted in the topic.  Do not publish events asynchronously. You do… Read More »

Event-Driven VS Request-Driven Architecture, User Registration Example (Pros & Cons)

Event-Driven VS Request-Driven Architecture, User Registration Example (Pros & Cons) In this post, I am running you through two different approaches for implementing a user registration process to share the trade-offs, the differences and the advantages and disadvantages between the two different architectural patterns. Note – This post is the written version of my YouTube Post of the… Read More »