Read and Write Considered Harmful

By Hubert Matthews

We often think of reading and writing data as two aspects of the same phenomenon. They are, however, quite different animals and lumping them together can lead to sub-optimal systems or the inability to see the larger picture. This talk explores these differences across a wide range of topics - from high-level architecture to low-level concurrency, from REST APIs to functional programming, from security to performance and correctness - and suggests some other approaches that offer more fruitful design insights.