Chapter 1. Enterprise Java microservices

This chapter covers

  • Enterprise Java history
  • Microservices and distributed architecture
  • Patterns for migration to microservices
  • Enterprise Java microservices

Before you dive in, let’s step back and discuss what I hope you achieve during the course of this book. We all know that there’s no such thing as a free lunch, so I won’t pretend that microservices are easy. This chapter introduces microservices—their concepts, benefits, and drawbacks—to provide a basis on which you can build your technical knowledge. Chapters 2 and 3 provide an example of a RESTful endpoint microservice and cover some of your runtime and deployment options for Enterprise Java microservices.

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