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TypeScript Microservices by Parth Ghiya

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API Gateway design patterns and aspects

Now that we know what API Gateway handles, lets throughout now look at common design aspects involved in API Gateway. In this section, we will look at all design aspects to be considered while designing API Gateway. We will understand modes of designing API Gateway which will help us to design a scalable system with high availability.

Being a core part which handles centralized concerns and being the starting point in microservices, API Gateway should be designed so that:

  • It embraces concurrency: Being heavily distributed due to designing based on single responsibility, server-side concurrency is needed which can reduce the network chattiness. Node.js being non-blocking and asynchronous, each request ...

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