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Moving to Microservices: Highlights from NGINX

NGINX offers in-depth microservices training through NGINX University. Microservices is the most popular development topic among readers of the NGINX blog. NGINX has been publishing regularly on microservices design and development for the past 2 years. To help you on your journey to adopting microservices, this post identifies some of the foundational posts we've published…

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NGINX and Netflix Contribute New sendfile(2) to FreeBSD

Open source is the driving force for more and more innovation in technology and business, and open source is the new standard for application development, as described in our blog post, The Three Waves of Open Source Development. NGINX is one of the most significant open source projects, powering nearly half of the world’s busiest…

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Service Discovery in a Microservices Architecture

Editor – This seven‑part series of articles is now complete: Introduction to Microservices Building Microservices: Using an API Gateway Building Microservices: Inter-Process Communication in a Microservices Architecture Service Discovery in a Microservices Architecture (this article) Event-Driven Data Management for Microservices Choosing a Microservices Deployment Strategy Refactoring a Monolith into Microservices You can also download the complete…

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Why Netflix Chose NGINX as the Heart of Its CDN

In the few years since its introduction, Netflix's online video streaming service has grown to serve over 50 million subscribers in 40 countries. We've already shared some of the best practices that Netflix's software development engineers adopted as they transitioned from a traditional monolithic development process to continuous delivery and microservices, in Adopting Microservices at…

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Adopting Microservices at Netflix: Lessons for Team and Process Design

In a previous blog post, we shared best practices for designing a microservices architecture, based on Adrian Cockcroft’s presentation at nginx.conf 2014 about his experience as Director of Web Engineering and then Cloud Architect at Netflix. In this follow‑up post, we’ll review his recommendations for retooling your development team and processes for a smooth transition to…

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Adopting Microservices at Netflix: Lessons for Architectural Design

In some recent blog posts, we’ve explained why we believe it's crucial to adopt a four‑tier application architecture in which applications are developed and deployed as sets of microservices. It's becoming increasingly clear that if you keep using development processes and application architectures that worked just fine ten years ago, you simply can't move fast…

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