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This Month in Integration: Ribbon, Superior APIs, and Organizing Your Microservices

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This Month in Integration: Ribbon, Superior APIs, and Organizing Your Microservices

Learn about Kafka, load balancing with Ribbon, and organizing your microservices, then check out the experts' discussions of Go and APIs, job opportunities, and more.

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This month in the integration zone is all about education and debate. You can learn about Kafka, load balancing with Ribbon, and organizing your microservices, and check out the experts' discussions of Go, APIs, and more. Then, take your knowledge further with our deep dive.

5 DZone Articles of Interest

1.  Are We There Yet: The Go Generics Debate, by Tyler Treat. Should generics be supported in Go? Some say yes and others say no. Poems aside, read on for an opinion on the discussion.

2. Kafka Architecture, by Jean-Paul Azar. Learn about the architecture and functionality of Kafka, the software for building real-time streaming data pipelines. While you're at it, check out the rest of the author's Kafka series.

3. Microservices Tutorial: Ribbon as a Load Balancer, by Shamik Mitra. Learn how to set up Ribbon as a load balancer for microservices with a little background on the different types of load balancing, and check out the rest of this microservices tutorial series.

4. Organizing Microservices, by Christina Lin. This developer compares the monolith to microservices shift to the days of organizing with ESBs, and what we can learn from the past to organize our services today.

5. Reducing Developers to a Transaction With APIs, Microservices, Serverless, DevOps, and the Blockchain, by Kin Lane. Are API developers hurting themselves by reducing everything to a transaction? Read about all the areas of development where this comes into play.

Integration Around the Web

1. 4 Secrets to Creating a Superior API, by Mark Greene, August 11, 2017.

2. FDA Combining Agile, Cloud to Create Microservices Framework, by Jason Miller, July 27, 2017.

3. Top 10 Technology Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations, by David Cappuccio, August 31, 2017.

Who's Hiring?

Here you can find a few integration, API, and microservices-related opportunities from our Jobs community. See if any catch your eye and apply today!

Senior Integration Specialist
Location: Bonn, Germany
Experience: Sound knowledge of microservices, API, EAI design patterns, content enrichment, message routing/filtering/transformation, etc

DevOps Engineer (Go, Kubernetes, Microservices)
Housing Anywhere
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Experience: Experience with Go and microservices in production-grade environments, building CI/CD pipelines, and Google/Docker/Kubernetes.

Dive Deeper Into Integration Concepts

1. DZone's Guide to Integration: API Design and Management: a free download of our brand-new guide to integration and APIs.

2. Reactive Microservices With Lagom and Java: DZone's latest Refcard on microservices.

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