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Microservices Development Cookbook

By : Paul Osman
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Microservices Development Cookbook

By: Paul Osman

Overview of this book

Microservices have become a popular choice for building distributed systems that power modern web and mobile apps. They enable you to deploy apps as a suite of independently deployable, modular, and scalable services. With over 70 practical, self-contained tutorials, the book examines common pain points during development and best practices for creating distributed microservices. Each recipe addresses a specific problem and offers a proven, best-practice solution with insights into how it works, so you can copy the code and configuration files and modify them for your own needs. You’ll start by understanding microservice architecture. Next, you'll learn to transition from a traditional monolithic app to a suite of small services that interact to ensure your client apps are running seamlessly. The book will then guide you through the patterns you can use to organize services, so you can optimize request handling and processing. In addition this, you’ll understand how to handle service-to-service interactions. As you progress, you’ll get up to speed with securing microservices and adding monitoring to debug problems. Finally, you’ll cover fault-tolerance and reliability patterns that help you use microservices to isolate failures in your apps. By the end of this book, you’ll have the skills you need to work with a team to break a large, monolithic codebase into independently deployable and scalable microservices.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell


Reliability is becoming an increasingly popular topic in the world of distributed systems. Job postings for Site Reliability Engineers (SRE) or chaos engineers are becoming common, and as more and more organizations move toward cloud-native technologies, it's becoming impossible to ignore that system failure is always a reality. Networks will experience congestion, switches, other hardware components will fail, and a whole host of potential failure modes in systems will surprise us in production. It is impossible to completely prevent failures, so we should try to design our systems to be as tolerant of failure as possible.  

Microservices provide interesting and useful opportunities to design for reliability. Because microservices encourage us to break our systems into services encapsulating single responsibilities, we can use a number of useful reliability patterns to isolate failures when they do occur. Microservice architectures also present a number of challenges when planning...