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As with all the links I put in my newsletter, I've found them useful in the previous month, so hopefully you will too. As always, if you think something is wrong, please let me know.
Architecture - Messaging System Decisions
I was recently asked what the difference between a Bus and Queue was and why you would use one over the other. Half way through muttering things like FIFO and send vs publish, I realised my knowledge was ok, but not at the level of being able to teach someone else.
After a bit of reading around, I think Steve Smith, aka Ardalis nails it with Bus or Queue. What I particularly like is the link to stack overflow, to provide even more information.
Awesome Gatsby Hosting
I can't say enough great things about the host of this site Vercel. If you're an old timer like me and remember zipping up a folder and FTP-ing files, or even right-click Deploy, I recommend you checkout how painless it is with Vercel.
I've recently started learning Unity and considered setting up https://games.mattdufeu.co.uk as a seperate repository to host them. It's not there yet, but I went from nothing to live with a proof of concept (basic Next.js site and Unity game on a sub-domain) in under an hour.
And what's more incredible is the fact it's free until you start using a lot of bandwidth in a month. Currently 100GB, yes with a G!
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