Zack DeRose

Camp Counselor

Event-Sourcing: The Redux of the Backend

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Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 9:00 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

AT THAT (In-Person Only) Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: E


Have you ever been debugging a backend issue and found yourself thinking: "If only I had Redux Devtools to figure out what's going on..."? I have. It almost seems ironic that we have such robust tooling available to us in the "front-end world", while at least in my experience the backend side of things (where the stakes would seem to be much higher!). So I set out on a journey to understand how the backend world deals with these problems, and I uncovered: the "Event Sourcing" pattern. In this talk, we'll go over the mechanics of implementing an Event-Sourcing pattern. We'll follow this up with a full-stack example application that uses reducer functions alongside Supabase and Postgres. We'll also discuss potential advantages of this approach in a full-stack environment, and potential future tooling that we could build up around these concepts.


Development background will be helpful, especially around what Redux is. I'll be sure to give a comprehensive explanation for folks that may not be familiar though.

Take Aways

  • Event Sourcing is an interesting pattern that is Hard to learn, but can be made to be a great Simple architecture approach.
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