Video Delivery Architecture Part 1 – (Designing A Workflow)
Video Delivery Architecture Part 2 – (Workflow Execution)
Video Delivery Architecture Part 3 – (Delivering Content through Edge,
Designing User Profile with a Relational Data Model
Storing Relationships in a Document-Oriented Database
6. Video/News Feed Service (Like Netflix Video Feed, Facebook News Feed)
Designing the Video Recommendation Feed for the VOD Service Home Page
– Part 1 – (Change Data Capture)
Designing the Video Recommendation Feed for the VOD Service Home Page
– Part 2 – (Creating a Recommendation Object)
7. Push Notifications Service (Like Facebook Notifications, YouTube
Notifying Viewers of the New Content
8. CMS – Content Management Service (Like New York Times, Medium,
TechCrunch, Bloomberg, Cricbuzz)
Picking the Right Data Model and Knowledge Graphs (preview)
Designing Content Graph for our CMS – Part 1
Designing Content Graph for our CMS – Part 2
CMS Core Architecture
9. Distributed Content Search Service
Picking the Right Data Store to Power our Application Search
Search Architecture: Designing an Indexing Pipeline
Storing our Data with an Inverted Index
Distributed Search Behind the Scenes
Real-time Search with Immutable Inverted Indices – Part 1
Real-time Search with Immutable Inverted Indices – Part 2
10. User Subscription Payment Service (Like Netflix Payments, Cricbuzz
Understanding the Online Card Payment Flow
Designing the Distributed Payment Flow – Part 1 – (Saga Pattern)
Designing the Distributed Payment Flow – Part 2 – (Event Sourcing)
Event Ordering with Kafka and Persisting Events
Handling Duplicate Events, Ensuring Idempotency and CQRS Pattern
11. Weaving all the Services Together – Inter Microservice Communication
Communication Between Different Platform Services
Discovering Services in the Network
Laying Up a Service Mesh and SideCar Pattern
Handling the Interviews
Designing Something, You’ve No Clue About – Part 1
Designing Something, You’ve No Clue About – Part 2
Future Content (Coming Soon)
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Who is this Course for?
This course is meant for software developers, architects, product
managers, product owners, engineering managers, IT consultants and
anyone who wants to understand how large-scale distributed systems like
Facebook, Netflix, YouTube, ESPN, New York Times etc. work behind the
scenes as well as design these services with an industry-oriented
The course will be immensely helpful for you if you intend to prepare
for a system design interview round for your job, are looking to design
a web-scale distributed system at your workplace or want to make
technologically informed decisions when working on a large-scale service
as an engineering manager or a product owner.
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This course and the Zero to Software Architect learning track (this course included) is the fastest way possible to master software architecture
and the art of designing scalable distributed systems. As opposed to going
through tons of articles, videos, books and whitepapers, you’ll find all
the needed concepts in this learning track which will save you months, if not years, of your time.
I’ve spent a decade developing and managing distributed systems for the
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Investing in this course will significantly increase your knowledge in
the domain, subsequently increasing your pay scale. I wish I had a
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Are There Any Prerequisites to this Course?
This course assumes you are well acquainted with web architecture and
cloud computing fundamentals. If not, check out the below courses and
the Zero to Software Architect learning track:
Web Application and Software Architecture 101 Cloud Computing 101 – Master the Fundamentals
Throughout this course (Design Modern Web-Scale Distributed Applications
Like a Pro), when designing systems, you’ll find references to various concepts
explained in my other above-stated courses. The system designs in this course
have an industry-oriented approach leveraging cloud design patterns like
Saga, CQRS, Throttling, etc. and implementation of other architectural concepts
explained with several illustrations to help you understand the concepts
Why is this Course Text-based?
My courses are intentionally text-based. The text format of the course
enables you to learn faster than the videos. Learning through reading is
way faster than sitting through hours of videos. It is easy to take
notes—no pausing the videos to take notes or screenshots of diagrams.
You can always go back to specific topics immediately when you need
Also, my courses are frequently updated. New information is continually
added. It is easy for me to update the text-based content as opposed to
re-recording a video every time a tiny update needs to be made. Imagine
that. It would be killing.
How Long Do I Have Access to the Course Content?
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Why Aren’t You Offering Lifetime Access?
I would be happy to but cannot primarily due to two reasons:
1. I have significant recurring monthly expenses in the form of platform
fees, hosting charges, marketing, international tax compliance and other
maintenance costs. Offering lifetime access would significantly spike
the price of the courses. In order to keep the content affordable, I had
to time restrict access to the platform.
2. The content of my courses is continually updated besides the new
content that is added. The software design and development domain
continues to evolve and as it evolves the courses get updated
accordingly. With my courses, you’ll stay on top of the latest
developments in the domain. And, as you might have figured this demands
continual time investment 🙂
Hello there, I am Shivang. I have industry experience of more than ten
years designing and developing scalable web systems, right from idea to
production. I’ve designed, developed, and maintained code, as well as
worked in the production support for systems receiving millions of hits
every single day.
I’ve worked on large-scale web services for some of the industry giants in
several domains, including E-commerce, Fintech, Telecom and Travel &
Hospitality. My last job was at HP as a full-stack developer in their
Technical Solutions – R&D team.
As an independent consultant, I’ve helped businesses build scalable
services with fitting software design and technology. This included
helping them improve their development processes resulting in better code
quality, maximum test coverage, minimal bottlenecks, less technical debt
and fewer bugs.
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