Use the guidance in this ebook about building microservices to learn what a microservice is, and why you might need a microservices architecture to make your applications faster, more flexible, and more stable.
Chris Richardson is the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com, an early Java PaaS (Platform as a Service) for Amazon EC2, and leads the microservices.io blog, with many microservices examples. He now consults with organizations to improve how they develop and deploy applications.
Migrating your monolithic application to microservices can be accomplished gradually, with clear benefits at each step.
Explore the advantages and drawbacks of deploying microservices server instances on physical hosts or VMs, in containers, or statelessly.
Learn how an event-driven microservices architecture solves the distributed data management challenges caused by separate per-service datastores.
Explore the service discovery within a microservices architecture, including client-side and server-side discovery patterns, the service registry, & more.
Learn the pros and cons of the different technologies you can choose for inter-process communication in your microservices-based application
Learn why and how to build microservices using API gateways for communication between clients and applications.
Microservices are currently getting a lot of attention. This blog post is the first in a 7-part series about designing, building, & deploying microservices.