coreyja weekly - January 12th


Hey Team, let’s see if we can’t get back to doing these weekly!

Week Recap

Three Pillars of a Web App

I don’t think this was technically this week, but I hadn’t mentioned it here so might as well now!

I published a new Blog Post titled “Three Pillars of a Web App” of a web app, where I talk about my ideal web app structure. And the three processes to go into that: Server, worker and cron.

Check out the full post on my blog!

Sunday Stream

Watch the full stream on YouTube here

I did my first stream of the New Year last Sunday the 7th! Was good to get back to streaming more ‘normal’ projects after doing Advent of Code in December and then taking a bit of a break for the Holidays.

On this stream we worked on creating a small “framework” for my Cron and Worker processes in Rust. It’s following the same patterns from my “The Pillars of a Web App” post that I mentioned above.

We broke out a small crate called cja, which holds the code for our custom Cron and Job framework!

SideNote: I’m really happy with the cja name for that crate! Because it stands for “Cron, Jobs and Axum” and just so happens to perfectly match my initials!

We used this new cja framework to add Cron and Jobs to a new app I’m working on called status. That app isn’t ready for prime time yet, but it will be an uptime monitoring service that will hopefully grow into a more full features monitoring platform!

Things I Saw This Week

I’m still experimenting with the format of this blog, and this week I want to try a small section about news or projects that I came across recently that looked interesting!


Quickwit is a project that came across my feeds this week, and I immediately knew I was going to have to check it out. They advertise themselves as: “Quickwit is the fastest search engine on cloud storage. It's the perfect fit for observability use cases”

This sounded perfect to me! Back many moons ago now I was working on a small side project to make log data cheaper to store for my scale of projects. It used S3 as a storage backend, and I think that direction is really powerful in terms of controlling cost especially!

And quickwit takes the same approach but are MUCH farther along than I ever made it!

It provides a pretty all included DB, specifically tailored to Logs and Traces. I’m pretty excited about it but haven’t tried it out at all yet. I’m thinking I might try to integrate it with status up above once that is off the ground a bit.

Challenging projects every programmer should try

This is a blog post from a couple years back now, and it’s simply a list of “challenging” projects for you to try and experiment with! I’m not sure I agree with the ‘every programmer should try’ bit, but if you are interested in them the challenges do seem fun!

I’m going to keep them in my back pocket for a rainy day when I’m bored. Definitely let me know if you try any out!

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