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TypeScript Microservices by Parth Ghiya

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Understanding API Gateway

After designing some microservices, we will talk about microservices gateways here. When compared to monolithic applications, microservices do not communicate via in-memory calls and rather use the network calls. Hence, network design and implementation plays an important role in the stability of the distributed system. We will debunk API Gateway and learn how it handles important concerns in microservices-based architecture.

This chapter will commence with an understanding of API Gateway and why we need to use it. It will then talk about all the centralized concerns that an API Gateway handles, as well as the benefits, and drawbacks of introducing a gateway. We will design our gateway for shopping cart microservices ...

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