Working with and talking about microservices has been my focus for a while already. And since I started working at Lightbend I already had the pleasure to work with some amazing people. One of them is Jonas Bonér and it has been a real pleasure helping with the creation of this little mini book about reactive microservices. Many of the concepts described in this book are the foundation for our newly open source microservices framework Lagom. It makes getting started into the world of JVM-based microservices and reactive systems, and introduces all the important aspects that you should have a brief understanding about.
And the best part is, that it is available for free at lightbend.com.
Written for architects and developers that must quickly gain a fundamental understanding of microservice-based architectures, this free O’Reilly report explores the journey from SOA to microservices, discusses approaches to dismantling your monolith, and reviews the key tenets of a reactive microservice:
- Isolate all the Things
- Act Autonomously
- Do One Thing, and Do It Well
- Own Your State, Exclusively
- Embrace Asynchronous Message-Passing
- Stay Mobile, but Addressable
- Collaborate as Systems to Solve Problems
Here is the Full Abstract:
Still chugging along with a monolithic enterprise system that’s difficult to scale and maintain, and even harder to understand? In this concise report, Lightbend CTO Jonas Bonér explains why microservice-based architecture that consists of small, independent services is far more flexible than the traditional all-in-one systems that continue to dominate today’s enterprise landscape.
You’ll explore a microservice architecture, based on reactive principles, for building an isolated service that’s scalable, resilient to failure, and combines with other services to form a cohesive whole. Specifically, you’ll learn how a reactive microservice isolates everything (including failure), acts autonomously, does one thing well, owns state exclusively, embraces asynchronous message passing, and maintains mobility.
Bonér also demonstrates how reactive microservices communicate and collaborate with other services to solve problems. Get a copy of this exclusive report and find out how to bring your enterprise system into the 21st century.
Jonas Bonér is Founder and CTO of Lightbend, inventor of the Akka project, co-author of the Reactive Manifesto and a Java Champion. Learn more at: http://jonasboner.com.