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Python Microservices Development – 2nd edition - Second Edition

By : Simon Fraser, Tarek Ziadé
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Python Microservices Development – 2nd edition - Second Edition

By: Simon Fraser, Tarek Ziadé

Overview of this book

The small scope and self-contained nature of microservices make them faster, cleaner, and more scalable than code-heavy monolithic applications. However, building microservices architecture that is efficient as well as lightweight into your applications can be challenging due to the complexity of all the interacting pieces. Python Microservices Development, Second Edition will teach you how to overcome these issues and craft applications that are built as small standard units using proven best practices and avoiding common pitfalls. Through hands-on examples, this book will help you to build efficient microservices using Quart, SQLAlchemy, and other modern Python tools In this updated edition, you will learn how to secure connections between services and how to script Nginx using Lua to build web application firewall features such as rate limiting. Python Microservices Development, Second Edition describes how to use containers and AWS to deploy your services. By the end of the book, you’ll have created a complete Python application based on microservices.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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Microservice benefits

While the microservices architecture looks more complicated than its monolithic counterpart, it offers multiple advantages. It offers the following:

  • Separation of concerns
  • Smaller projects to deal with
  • More scaling and deployment options

We will discuss them in more detail in the following sections.

Separation of concerns

First of all, each microservice can be developed independently by a separate team. For instance, building a reservation service can be a full project on its own. The team in charge can code it in the programming language and database of their choice, as long as it has a well-documented HTTP API.

That also means the evolution of the app is more under control than with monoliths. For example, if the payment system changes its underlying interactions with the bank, the impact is localized inside that service, and the rest of the application stays stable and is probably unaffected.

This is known as...