Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Here we go again with another cool buzz phrase. And like many other buzz phrases, it's often misunderstood. In fact, many developers or even full organizations don't really have a clear understanding of what Microservices are. The reason is two-fold. First, may are too hung up on the technology to use. It's got to be REST, they have to be small (it's micro remember), you've got to use Docker, and so on. All sarcasm aside, the second reason is that devs are not thinking of their systems in a more holistic fashion when trying to fit what they think are microservices into the mix. And not, this way of thinking about a system does not imply a tightly coupled system, don't worry. This session will not be about code, but more about architecture and design. You'll learn what microservices are, what a microservice architecture is, and you'll discuss the characteristics at the service level and with everything that surrounds them in the architecture. You'll learn about the concept of "design for failure" while covering topics like hosting, discoverability, failover, and the often-confusing API Gateway are some of the things you will need to understand before you embark on the adventure that is a microservice architecture and is it even something that will work for you.
You will learn:
- About removing technology hangups
- About defining microservices
- About holistic architecture approaches