3 Architecture of a microservice application

This chapter covers

  • The big picture view of a microservice application
  • The four tiers of microservice architecture: platform, service, boundary, and client
  • Patterns for service communication
  • Designing API gateways and consumer-driven façades as application boundaries

In chapter 2, we designed a new feature for SimpleBank as a set of microservices and discovered that deep understanding of the application domain is one of the keys to a successful implementation. In this chapter, we’ll look at the bigger picture and consider the design and architecture of an entire application made up of microservices. We can’t give you a deep understanding of the domain your own application lives in, but we can ...

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