Building a State Machine Backend with Adam Berger
When Adam Berger was at Uber, his team was responsible for ensuring that Uber Eats merchants correctly receive and fulfill orders. This required them to think hard about engineering workflows and state management systems. Six years of experience at Uber motivated Adam to create State Backed, which is an open-source backend system written in Typescript. The platform is oriented around using state machines to model application logic, and automatically handles the associated persistence, infrastructure, and consistency.
Adam joins the show to talk about state machines, why they’re the right paradigm to manage global application state, and what are the practical advantages of using state machines in a backend platform.
This episode is hosted by Lee Atchison. Lee Atchison is a software architect, author, and thought leader on cloud computing and application modernization. His best-selling book, Architecting for Scale (O’Reilly Media), is an essential resource for technical teams looking to maintain high availability and manage risk in their cloud environments.
Lee is the host of his podcast, Modern Digital Business, an engaging and informative podcast produced for people looking to build and grow their digital business with the help of modern applications and processes developed for today’s fast-moving business environment. Listen at mdb.fm. Follow Lee at softwarearchitectureinsights.com, and see all his content at leeatchison.com.
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