This month an article I wrote for PHP Architect, called “CQRS & Event Sourcing in the Wild”, was published in the December 2017 “Talking Code” issue.
Upcasters or a versioned event store: pros and cons
In a previous article, I wrote a few things about upcasters. One of the significant downsides when implementing an upcaster is that it adds to our application’s technical debt. An alternative technique is the versioned event store (or versioned event stream), where the existing event store is copied and modified. In this post I’ll discuss the pros and cons of both approaches.
CQRS & Event Sourcing in the wild (ScotlandPHP 2016)
Below are the slides of my talk “CQRS & Event Sourcing in the wild”, as presented at ScotlandPHP 2016.
Event versioning (or why I sometimes modify the event store)
Requirements and applications evolve and change, leading to refactoring. For example, user registration now requires a first and last name, what was once an error may no longer be considered one, etc. In an event sourced application, that poses a few problems. In this post I’ll discuss a few strategies and my views on event versioning.