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Cloud Native Development Patterns and Best Practices

By : John Gilbert
Book Image

Cloud Native Development Patterns and Best Practices

By: John Gilbert

Overview of this book

Build systems that leverage the benefits of the cloud and applications faster than ever before with cloud-native development. This book focuses on architectural patterns for building highly scalable cloud-native systems. You will learn how the combination of cloud, reactive principles, devops, and automation enable teams to continuously deliver innovation with confidence. Begin by learning the core concepts that make these systems unique. You will explore foundational patterns that turn your database inside out to achieve massive scalability with cloud-native databases. You will also learn how to continuously deliver production code with confidence by shifting deployment and testing all the way to the left and implementing continuous observability in production. There's more—you will also learn how to strangle your monolith and design an evolving cloud-native system. By the end of the book, you will have the ability to create modern cloud-native systems.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Understanding Cloud Native Concepts

Our industry is in the midst of the single most significant transformation of its history. We are reaching the tipping point, where every company starts migrating its workloads into the cloud. With this migration comes the realization that systems must be re-architected to fully unlock the potential of the cloud.

In this book, we will journey into the world of cloud-native to discover the patterns and best practices that embody this new architecture. In this chapter, we will define the core concepts and answer the fundamental question: What is cloud-native? You will learn that cloud-native:

  • Is more than optimizing for the cloud
  • Enables companies to continuously deliver innovation with confidence
  • Empowers everyday teams to build massive scale systems
  • Is an entirely different way of thinking and reasoning about software architecture