Grokking Modern System Design Interview for Engineers & Managers

175 Lessons
135 Quizzes
5 Playgrounds
829 Illustrations

Takeaway Skills

A modern perspective on designing complex systems using various building blocks in a microservice architecture

The ability to dive deep into project requirements and constraints

A highly adaptive framework that can be used by engineers and managers to solve modern system design problems

An in-depth understanding of how various popular web-scale services are constructed

The ability to solve any novel problem with a robust system design approach using this course as North Star

A modern perspective on designing complex systems using various building blocks in a microservice architecture

The ability to dive deep into project requirements and constraints

A highly adaptive framework that can be used by engineers and managers to solve modern system design problems

An in-depth understanding of how various popular web-scale services are constructed

The ability to solve any novel problem with a robust system design approach using this course as North Star

Course Overview

Distributed systems are the standard to deploy applications and services. Mobile and cloud computing combined with expanded Internet access make system design a core skill for the modern developer. This course provides a bottom-up approach to design scalable systems. First, you’ll lea...

How You'll Learn

Hands-on coding environments

You don’t get better at swimming by watching others. Coding is no different. Practice as you learn with live code environments inside your browser.

Faster than videos

Videos are holding you back. The average video tutorial is spoken at 150 words per minute, while you can read at 250. That‘s why our courses are text-based.

No set-up required

Start learning immediately instead of fiddling with SDKs and IDEs. It‘s all on the cloud.

Progress you can show

Built in assessments let you test your skills. Completion certificates let you show them off.

Hands-on coding environments

You don’t get better at swimming by watching others. Coding is no different. Practice as you learn with live code environments inside your browser.

Faster than videos

Videos are holding you back. The average video tutorial is spoken at 150 words per minute, while you can read at 250. That‘s why our courses are text-based.

No set-up required

Start learning immediately instead of fiddling with SDKs and IDEs. It‘s all on the cloud.

Progress you can show

Built in assessments let you test your skills. Completion certificates let you show them off.

Course Contents

1. System Design Interviews
2. Introduction
3. Abstractions
4. Non-functional System Characteristics
5. Back-of-the-envelope Calculations
6. Building Blocks
7. Domain Name System
8. Load Balancers
9. Databases
10. Key-value Store
11. Content Delivery Network (CDN)
12. Sequencer
13. Distributed Monitoring
14. Monitor Server-side Errors
15. Monitor Client-side Errors
16. Distributed Cache
17. Distributed Messaging Queue
18. Pub-sub
19. Rate Limiter
20. Blob Store
21. Distributed Search
22. Distributed Logging
23. Distributed Task Scheduler
24. Sharded Counters
25. Concluding the Building Blocks Discussion
26. Design YouTube
27. Design Quora
28. Design Google Maps
29. Design a Proximity Service / Yelp
30. Design Uber
31. Design Twitter
32. Design Newsfeed System
33. Design Instagram
34. Design a URL Shortening Service / TinyURL
35. Design a Web Crawler
36. Design WhatsApp
37. Design Typeahead Suggestion
38. Design a Collaborative Document Editing Service / Google Docs
39. Spectacular Failures
40. Concluding Remarks

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