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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

Read Chris Richardson's book:

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

Descending the Testing Pyramid: Effective Testing Strategies for Microservices

In September 2019, I gave a talk at Oracle Code One about how to effectively test microservices.


The primary goal of the microservice architecture is to enable the rapid, reliable delivery of software with DevOps. One of the pillars of DevOps is automated testing, yet many organizations attempt to adopt microservices while still doing manual testing. What’s more, the microservice architecture has its own distinctive automated testing challenges.

This presentation describes how to descend the testing pyramid and replace slow, brittle, end-to-end tests with faster, more reliable tests for individual services. You will learn how to write tests that ensure that service APIs evolve while preserving backward compatibility. You’ll learn how, by running these tests in a deployment pipeline, you will fully benefit from microservices.


Oracle CodeOne 2019: Descending the Testing Pyramid: Effective Testing Strategies for Microservices from Chris Richardson

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