[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Nine]
I know, I know.
I haven’t even officially started with Cockroach Labs and I’m already nerding out?
Where’s the work life balance?
Where’s the weekend off?
But first the news:
- Strict Protestant churches ignored calls for online services, no singing
- Two Covid patients die after power outage at hospital in Maastricht
- Dutch parliament: If you’re vaccinated you shouldn’t have to quarantine
Fair warning: this one is about databases.
It’s been literally YEARS since I played with MySQL – back in the nineties – so I may be a bit bored with a few of these, but I’m giving myself permission to scan if it’s a review.
In addition to whatever training Cockroach Labs throws my way along with the incredible Cockroach University, I’m going to inhale the following knowledge:
- Read Head First SQL: Your Brain on SQL
- Read Seven Databases in Seven Weeks by Luc Perkins
- Read Database Reliability Engineering by Laine Campbell
- Read Database Internals: A Deep Dive Into How Distributed Data Systems Work by Alex Petrov
- Read Designing Data-Intensive Applications by Martin Kleppermann
- Explore https://awesomeopensource.com/projects/distributed-database
- Explore https://www.findbestopensource.com/tagged/distributed-database
- Explore https://github.com/topics/distributed-database?o=asc&s=stars
- Explore https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-examples-of-projects-where-distributed-database-systems-like-Cassandra-or-MongoDB-could-be-used
Do you know of others I should explore?
I’m especially looking for database resources for application developers.
While Cockroach Labs is a distributed SQL database, which is, effectively, a combination of SQL *and* NoSQL databases, I’m going to taste a bit of both via this list.
Send them my way, please!