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About this book


The goal of this book is to teach you how to successfully develop applications using the microservice architecture.

Not only does it discuss the benefits of the microservice architecture, it also describes the drawbacks. You’ll learn when you should consider using the monolithic architecture and when it makes sense to use microservices.

Who should read this book

The focus of this book is on architecture and development. It’s meant for anyone responsible for developing and delivering software, such as developers, architects, CTOs, or VPs of engineering.

The book focuses on explaining the microservice architecture patterns and other concepts. My goal is for you to find this material accessible, regardless of the technology stack you use. You only need to be familiar with the basics of enterprise application architecture and design. In particular, you need to understand concepts like three-tier architecture, web application design, relational databases, interprocess communication using messaging and REST, and the basics of application security. The code examples, though, use Java and the Spring framework. In order to get the most out of them, you should be familiar with the Spring framework.


This book consists of 13 chapters:

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