Category Archives: microservices

Upgrading my microservices-based application to the new version of Docker using Packer and Chef

For some time now I’ve been running Docker-based dev and prod environments on Amazon EC2. Even though Docker is pretty new it works well and it’s a good platform for deploying microservice based applications. Each microservice is packaged as a Docker … Continue reading

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Building microservices with Spring Boot – part 2

In part 1 of this series, we looked at how the Microservice architecture pattern decomposes an application into a set of services. We described how Spring Boot simplifies the development of RESTFul web service within a microservice architecture. In this … Continue reading

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Building microservices with Spring Boot – part 1

This article introduces the concept of a microservice architecture and the motivations for using this architectural approach. It then shows how Spring Boot, a relatively new project in the Spring ecosystem can be used to significantly simplify the development and … Continue reading

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Thoughts about #microservices – less micro, more service?

I’ve been giving talks on what are now called microservices for the past two years. The big idea is that in some situations rather than building a monolithic application (e.g. application = one huge WAR file) you should apply the Scale Cube (specifically … Continue reading

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