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Hands-On Microservices with Node.js by Diogo Resende

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The Age of Microservices

Decades ago, more specifically in 1974, Intel introduced 8080 to the world, which is an 8-bit processor with a 2 MHz clock speed and 64 KB of memory. This processor was used in Altair and began the revolution in personal computers.

It was sold pre-assembled or as a kit for hobbyists. It was the first computer to have enough power to actually be used for calculations. Even though it had some poor design choices and needed an engineering major to be able to use and program it, it started the spread of personal computers to the general public.

The technology evolved rapidly and the processor industry followed Moore's law, almost doubling speed every two years. Processors were still single core, with a low-efficiency ...

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