Well written comparison with clarity. If there is a next evolution of this article, kindly please do point out.

I am also searching for Zendesk Architectural blog, if any on the evolution and why Event-driven architecture was chosen with Kafka as the primary messaging interface (if that is).

Good read overall. Thanks.

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Excellent write on culture and team management.

Balancing the boredom and burnout is a challenge. Effective leaders must own this skill.

On one hand openness is constructive and promotes collaboration, it can also cause harm in individuals effectiveness and efficiency lowering the team and entire organizations productivity.

Organizations structure must also be dynamic to adapt in the changing market contexts. This agility is represented by team structure that fosters collaboration providing psychological safety, and individuals resilient behaviors to cope and thrive in different situation with minimum cognitive load.

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Thank you for brief list out the architectural patterns. Each pattern is a deep topic by itself.

IMHO, every system becomes legacy when the quality attributes are not build into the system. An efficient architect creates the right balance by choosing the correct amount of qualities required to solve the problem at large.

The challenge grows as the system grows, and as it becomes more distributed. So many senior software architects recommends that we start with the simplest design with as the basic principle of "high cohesion and low coupling".

Learning from the experienced industry leaders do help while make architectural decision.

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