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REST API with swappable backends

What would be the best way to have a single REST API but with multiple "backends" (Not sure if this is the correct terminology)? Currently we have a basket/cart API that handles product ...
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How to handle data when source of truth is through API

I am making a webapp that deals with money movement. All the financial actions are done through an API. For example, right now I can create an account for a user, add funds to their account, transfer ...
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Is a callback function with `this` as an argument a bad practice?

I have a class that has a callback function that gets triggered on some event. The user of the class instance is expected to do stuff on the instance itself, inside this callback function. So I am ...
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What is a good architecture / design pattern for giving multiple shared attributes in different combinations?

I have a need for many different objects to have various combinations of attributes. For a demonstrative example, a flaming dog would have a dog attribute, a flame attribute, and a tail attribute, ...
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Separation of Students and Users in NestJS Microservice architecture

I need help with the architecture pattern I should use in a NestJS project. So I am using a command/query approach for developing my RestAPIs. Right now it's a Monolith and not a microservice ...
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Allow-Rendering-Prevent-Download Architecture

I am trying to devise a simple system that, with the use of tokens, allows a specific file to be rendered in the client's browser, yet prevents the user agent from being able to download the file. ...
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What is the difference between Hexagonal Architecture and Anti Corruption Layer Pattern?

I tried searching the web but can't understand the difference/boundary between hexagonal(ports and adapter) architecture and ACL Pattern. While hexagonal architecture talks about creating ports(...
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Combining Command and Visitor design patterns

Designing the architecture of a personal project, I've come up with the idea of using the combination of these two patterns to solve an architectural issue. In an MVC context, I need to implement ...
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isolating user run scripts on docker without performance impact

Scenario: We have a application (web based), in a small part of this application a users is able to create a small python script to mutate (in memory) data. Currently all of these scripts (if it is ...
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Where to put the reference to Application Insights in an application designed with the Clean Architecture template?

We are implementing an application by trying to follow the Clean Architecture template for C#. Our application is an ASP.NET core web api and we want to implement the observability for that ...
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How choose between Clean Arch and Hexagonal Arch(Ports And Adapters)?

I'm studying architecture patterns and I don't understand which type of scenario is more preferable to use clean architecture or hexagonal architecture. Is there something like that? For example, &...
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Best practice for using read-write lock

Given a system where users can access different services through the API for conducting business transactions, I am currently working on integrating a read-write lock into the system. One approach I ...
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impacts on splitting web application (java) for reducing memory & compute footprint on primary user-facing app

TLDR; what if you are tasked with taking out a feature and making it app 2 to reduce memory/compute foot print from app 1? Making an API contract between app 1 & 2 would defeat the purpose ...
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By creating an architecture, it is better to have many classes that handles different scenarios, or a single one that handles all? [duplicate]

During my limited professional experience, I have been involved in microservices projects with a common structure: The Controller takes a request and validates it using the jakarta.validation....
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How to design fault-tolerant distributed "all-or-nothing" system?

I have a system where Client(C) sends request to Server(S0). S0 then sends the response back to Client that "request received" and closes the connection. C can regularly poll S0 to check on ...
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Best practices for team development with NuGet projects in .Net

TL;DR I want to change the way our current enterprise code base is constructed to utilize NuGet packages for the inter-project references, but that seems to present some challenges when considering ...
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How to reconcile the fact that dependency Injection break encapsulation? (Especially when others are allowed to wire up your dependencies for you)

I was reading Martin Fowlers take on Dependency Injection, and in general have been trying to discuss it a bit online to help get rid of my own misconceptions and to understand this principle better. ...
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Please explain the "swapable dependency" arguments for IOC containers

I get that IOC containers can be useful to help break dependencies and allow you to test a class in isolation. I don't wish to focus on that right now, instead, I'm trying to understand some of the ...
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Design of API which is based on third-party implementations

I have 5 interfaces in an API component, which in its turn call an external 3d party solution provider (REST). The goal is to make this component universal, and under the hood support multiple service ...
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UI or Application layer responsibility - retrieving additional data for display

I have an application service that retrieves Order data. The service is consumed in UI, where it can be edited by users. Additionally, the users wants to see related data such as ordered products' ...
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Is it an anti-pattern to use interface for entity?

I read an article about that using an interface for an entity is an anti-pattern for these reasons: Your interface signature is identical to your class. There’s only one implementation of your ...
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Implementing MVC in C++ with minimal boilerplate despite lack of reflection

Powerful reflection capabilities make implementing nice architectural design patterns such as MVC and Dependency Injection very simple in languages like Java and Kotlin. In particular, reflective tags ...
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Centralize input validation across multiple Microservices

My company, which specializes in logistics and transportation, delegated the majority of the backend microservices to our team. All of the microservices (which our team inherited from "past ...
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Is RabbitMQ suitable for allowing SaaS customers to subscribe to events?

I work on a SaaS system which is generally a single-tenant environment. Customers (whom the SaaS instances are for) would like a way to subscribe to events, such as updates of certain data entities. ...
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What is the name of the approach (practice) when several unrelated entities are returned at once in the response to a request [closed]

For example, for a mobile frontend, you need to get all the data for rendering at once. The interface is divided into blocks, in which there can be both blocks with a catalog (categories) and other ...
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How to handle concurrently caching expensive request data in postgres?

I have a kubernetes deployment which is fielding expensive (but cache-able) requests, let's say a website scraping service (not really) which takes about 15 seconds to scrape a website. In my backend ...
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In the usual "3-layer" architecture pattern, where would one best create dynamic, user-readable strings?

I've been trying to build this (principally desktop, but could eventually be turned into a cloud app) document editor program for a while and have it laid out using the broad principles of the 3-Layer ...
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Pattern for Nuget Package (Abstractions, DepedencyInjections, etc.)

I've been interested in following what other successful libraries are doing with their nuget packages. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any materials to read online and I don't even know what to ...
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Handling a single event as broadcast and round-robin depending on service

I have Service A that publishes an event to RabbitMQ. I have two instances of Service B that will use the event to write to its database. I have two instances of Service C that will send the event ...
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In the state pattern, what happens when the action doesn't depend only on the state?

I have some doubts about the state pattern, but I think it is better to ask one question at a time, so it is easier to focus on the answer. The state pattern establishes which actions can be performed ...
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two diffrent database in unit of work

I will explain my problem in the form of an example. Suppose we want to use both databases in a transaction. Data is edited in database 1 (for example, Postgres) and then added to database 2. Finally, ...
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Using multiple databases in a bounded context

Sometimes we have to use multiple databases in one project with the intentions of: Denormalizing data or read models Using the advantages of that database (technology) There has been a lot of talk ...
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Workers and orchestrator

I’m working on a system where we have several scheduled long running operations. In our case this is website crawls that we perform for customers. The current setup is pragmatic where we have one ...
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JavaScript: Change prototype chain to morph objects from a deserialized JSON to business objects

This post assumes, that dtos on the UI side (SPA) could be viewed as business objects in almost all cases - except that the business logic is missing. I'm fully aware that a dtos first responsibility ...
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What is the difference between these two MVC diagrams?

I want to understand what is the main difference in these two diagrams when it comes to the Model-View-Controller pattern. If there is a difference, how should I choose to construct my program? What ...
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Most relevant objectively-quantifiable reason to choose to use an object method vs. a function that just accepts the object as a parameter? [closed]

When writing code in a programming language that has the option of creating standalone functions vs. methods of a class or struct, what is the most relevant objectively-quantifiable reason to choose ...
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How can I prevent an object from being re-sanitized everytime it is passed as input to a function?

Suppose that I have a class named CharStream Additionally, there are a large number of functions which convert their function input into a CharStream def funky_the_function(_input): input = ...
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How to decomposing a single bounded context into multiple microservices for organisational purposes?

I have a monolith implementing what is basically an ETL process, receive data from external system, orchestrate the processing of it, and then pass the results back to an external system. (The ...
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How to deal with mixing models between services?

I am working on an API that has a User resource to represent the current user and a User service that handles business logic for representations of this user. I need to introduce an Organization ...
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Using Repository Pattern with .NET Entity Framework with a single Get method with optional parameters for each table include

We have a very messy data repository component, with dozens of methods to interface a DbContext (entire database) in Entity Framework. It was (and is) coded in a way that adds a new repo method for ...
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Architecture review for desktop application with distributed components

We are planning on building a desktop application with a few web components. I want to know how resilient is this architecture. Essentially the design looks like Mixing web components with desktop ...
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Microservices Pattern - Downstream Services Registering Themselves with an Upstream Orchestrator?

I'm looking for some guidance on a design proposition I have to accomplish the following use case: We have several small microservices that each generate a unique set of "analytics" or ...
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Design for the future or make it tightly coupled to the implementation

My question is regarding how would the developer know when you add interfaces/protocols to their code and inject them as dependency. Consider an example of BudgetService. protocol ...
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Implement message queue in API Gateway

Recently we have this client who asks for a API Gateway solution, in this case it’s Kong. Currently, they have 10 services (200 APIs) that are running on really legacy stuff (built with C++ and ...
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Server-side Long Running Tasks

I am trying to decide on which approach to follow for long running tasks. Web Client (user) story Web client connects to the server (REST API + WebSocket for real-time notifications) Web client POSTs ...
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Three layer architecture and using DTOs to transfer data between layers

I have a 3 layer architecture application with presentation layer, business layer and data access layer. UI -> BLL -> DAL UI Layer has reference to only BLL and BLL refer only to DAL. My BLL has ...
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How to have only one consumer handle a long running task at a given point?

I need to design an application which makes requests to an external API. External API has a hierarchy of entities: User which contains ListOfItemss which contain Items. I need to get data on all Items ...
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DDD rich domain model - dynamic dependencies - EAA

class Product... public static Product newWordProcessor(String name) { return new Product(name, new CompleteRecognitionStrategy()); } Martin Fowler presents this code in his book "Patterns of ...
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How to automatically calculate the norm for users in our time registration application?

I'm creating a time registration application for employees where they can register their hours. I want to show the users their "norm" (not sure if this is an actual word or just made up by ...
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Applying Domain Driven Design to applications with both reading and writing heavy logics

We are planning a complete rewrite of a very complex project (10+ years, ~15 different application modules) and we would like to adhere to DDD and CQRS as much as possible but we are struggling to fit ...
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