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Microservices.io is brought to you by Chris Richardson. Experienced software architect, author of POJOs in Action, the creator of the original CloudFoundry.com, and the author of Microservices patterns.

Chris helps clients around the world adopt the microservice architecture through consulting engagements, and training classes and workshops.

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Microservices workshop at Jfokus, Stockholm

I'll be teaching a 2 day microservices workshop at the Jfokus conference, Stockholm in February. Learn more and register

LEARN about microservices

Chris offers numerous resources for learning the microservice architecture.

Training classes

Chris teaches comprehensive workshops and training classes for executives, architectures and developers to help your organization use microservices effectively.

Avoid the pitfalls of adopting microservices and learn essential topics, such as service decomposition and design and how to refactor a monolith to microservices.

Get the book: Microservices Patterns

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Example microservices applications

Want to see an example? Check out Chris Richardson's example applications. See code

BUILD microservices

Ready to start using the microservice architecture?

Consulting services

Engage Chris to create a microservices adoption roadmap and help you define your microservice architecture,

The Eventuate platform

Use the Eventuate.io platform to tackle distributed data management challenges in your microservices architecture.

Eventuate is Chris's latest startup. It makes it easy to use the Saga pattern to manage transactions and the CQRS pattern to implement queries.

ASSESS your architecture

Assess your application's microservice architecture and identify what needs to be improved.

Consulting services

Engage Chris to conduct an architectural assessment.

Self assessment

Alternatively, conduct a self-assessment using the Microservices Assessment Platform.

Join the microservices google group

There is no such thing as a microservice!

Last week I gave a keynote at Oracle Code 2017 in New York. The title of the talk was “There is no such thing as a microservice!”. The key points are:

  • The microservice architecture is an architectural style that structures an application as a collection of loosely coupled services.
  • The goal is to support the continuous delivery/deployment of software by small, autonomous teams. Each team is responsible for one or more services. Service size is much less important.
  • It makes little or no sense to discuss individual microservices or, for example, to “use a microservice to solve a problem”.
  • The microservices pattern language enables you to solve key problems when using the microservice architecture
  • An event-driven architecture is a good way to tackle distributed data management challenges that arise microservice architecture.

A SD Times article summarized the talk.

Later that day I also did a Reddit AMA.


Here are the slides:

There is no such thing as a microservice! (oracle code nyc) from Chris Richardson


Here is the video starting at 14:20

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