Chapter 10.  Micro-services in Go with the Go kit Framework

Micro-services are discrete components working together to provide functionality and business logic for a larger application, usually communicating over a network protocol (such as HTTP/2 or some other binary transport) and distributed across many physical machines. Each component is isolated from the others, and they take in well-defined inputs and yield well-defined outputs. Multiple instances of the same service can run across many servers and traffic can be load balanced between them. If designed correctly, it is possible for an individual instance to fail without bringing down the whole system and for new instances to be spun up during runtime to help handle load spikes.

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