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Cloud Native Architectures by Piyum Zonooz, Erik Farr, Kamal Arora, Tom Laszewski

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Microservices with containers

Containers are often synonymous with microservices. This is due to their lightweight properties, containing only a minimal operating system and the exact libraries and components needed to execute a specific piece of business functionality. Therefore, applications, whether designed as new or a broken down monolithically, will be designed to contain exactly what is needed, with no additional overhead to slow down the processing. Microservices are made to be small and perform specific business functionalities, which are often designed by different teams, but deployed at the same time. Therefore, a small team could develop a specific service using containers, with their desired programming language, libraries, API ...

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