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Keynote - Event Sourcing @ DDD Europe

“I’m not old enough to say get off my lawn, but…”

In the keynote at DDD Europe 2020, Udi casts a critical eye over the cargo cult forming around event sourcing. Is event sourcing really the greatest thing since sliced bread? Or is it at the peak of the “peak of inflated expectations” in Gartner’s Hype Cycle?

It’s easy to assume that event sourcing is a silver bullet that will solve all the problems associated with building a complex system, but silver bullets don’t really exist. In the presentation, Udi covers the history of events and event-driven architecture, and points out where attempts at event sourcing commonly go wrong, and how to approach it in a better way.

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