1 Designing and running microservices

This chapter covers

  • Defining a microservice application
  • The challenges of a microservices approach
  • Approaches to designing a microservice application
  • Approaches to running microservices successfully

Software developers strive to craft effective and timely solutions to complex problems. The first problem you usually try to solve is: What does your customer want? If you’re skilled (or lucky), you get that right. But your efforts rarely stop there. Your successful application continues to grow: you debug issues; you build new features; you keep it available and running smoothly.

Even the most disciplined teams can struggle to sustain their early pace and agility in the face of a growing application. At ...

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