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Immutable back to front

1st December 2016 in London at CodeNode

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What does immutable data look like in practice when the pattern is followed from the backend to the frontend? What benefits and challenges does immutability present at the system level? uSwitch have been on the clojure & clojurescript path for over 5 years. We have recently explored these ideas above within our microsservices architecture and utilising tools such as AWS Kinesis & Lambda.

In this talk, you will explore a high level overview of the architecture driving our websites and highlight a few emergent patterns such as S3 as a static API, pre-computed projections, postgres as an immutable data store and state change as data.

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Immutable back to front

Christian Blunden

Christian currently works at uSwitch.com on the Broadband comparison team, and has previously held technical lead positions at Thoughtworks and Forward. He has been working in the software industry for over 16 years across many industries and been using clojure professionally for over five years. A long time supporter of the London Clojurians group, Christian was a regular host of the London clojure dojo during the early adoption years.