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Microservices: Flexible Software Architecture by Eberhard Wolff

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Chapter 12. Organizational Effects of a Microservices-Based Architecture

It is an essential feature of the microservice-based approach that one team is responsible for each microservice. Therefore, when working with microservices, it is necessary to look not only at the architecture but also at the organization of teams and the responsibilities for the individual microservices. This chapter discusses the organizational effects of microservices.

In section 12.1 organizational advantages of microservices are described. Section 12.2 shows that collective code ownership presents an alternative to devising teams according to Conway’s Law, which states that an organization can only generate architectures that mirror its communication structures. The ...

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