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Show HN: Map of Related Books for “Designing Data Intensive Apps” (anvaka.github.io)
138 points by anvaka 8 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments

I think the book is truly awesome. So I've made a visualization to see where it stands in Amazon’s “also-bought” graph.

I used Amazon’s product advertising api to fetch the graph.

Visualization was created with my own algorithm that tries to embed a graph into city-like grid. It routes paths between nodes, so that paths that were taken before are more preferable for new paths.

The thickness of a road gives rough estimate of how many paths went there.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions!

Thanks for sharing and making this! I see other books I've read elsewhere on the map (and have this book) so this is very cool to see. How hard was the API to work with? It could be awesome to see "for <my amazon product> show me this graph".

The documentation for Product Advertising API is great: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSECommerceService/latest/DG/We... - wasn't to hard to get started.

Long time ago I've mad a service to show the graph - https://www.yasiv.com/#/Search?q=designing%20data%20intensiv... - but the layout is very different there.

This is also my favorite book, everyone please read it already!

The graph output from your algorithm is pretty nice, thank you for sharing!

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