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Thoughts on “if you can’t build a well-structured monolith, what makes you think microservices is the answer?”

A couple of weeks ago at the DevNexus conference Simon Brown gave a keynote (slides) titled the “Modular Monolith”.  It was an interesting presentation and he made a number of good points. His final slide asked this excellent question: If you can’t … Continue reading

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Microservice chassis pattern

Build your microservices using a microservice chassis, which is a framework that handles cross-cutting concerns When you build a microservice you must put in place the mechanisms to handle cross-cutting concerns such as logging, externalized configuration, health checks, metrics, service discovery, … Continue reading

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Microservices architecture pattern

Functionally decompose an enterprise server-side application into collection of services that can be developed, deployed and scaled independently A successful application typically grows in complexity as developers implement more and more features. At some point the application becomes so complex … Continue reading

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Does each microservice really need its own database?

The short answer is yes. However, … Continue reading

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Microservices are to services, as organic food is to food

On Thanksgiving morning, I listened to a fascinating interview with Jacques Pepin, the celebrated French chef and PBS personality. Part of the interview touched on the topic of organic food. He joked that his parents were organic farmers even though at the … Continue reading

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Deploying Spring Boot-based microservices with Docker – part 3

In part 1 and part 2 of this series, we looked at the benefits of the microservice architecture and showed how Spring Boot simplifies the development of microservices. We also built a couple of simple Spring Boot-based services for user … Continue reading

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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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