When faced with a challenging legacy code base, tightly coupled and void of discernible structure: a big ball of mud, it is common to decide to refactor this monolith to a microservice architecture to separate concerns and split the codebase up, however without any clear boundaries you are in danger of creating a distributed big ball of mud. You may recognise the symptoms of a distributed ball of mud: a large unfocused 'common' library shared between multiple services; performance issues as your front end makes calls to multiple back end API's to serve a single request; dependency hell on deployments as you have to release multiple code bases simultaneously and uptime issues as a single microservice going down brings down your entire application. In this talk I'm going to cover some of the common pitfalls you might encounter when building a microservice architecture and show you how to use an event driven architecture to build truly scalable microservices.


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Jeroen v.d. Gulik at 11:26 on 1 Oct 2017

Great overview of microservices and loved the mentioning of Event Driven Architecture

Scott Dutton at 12:08 on 1 Oct 2017

Great tall. Will look more into event driven architecture

Daniel Powley at 14:00 on 1 Oct 2017

Very clear and informative intro to the world of micro services. Plenty of practical high level advice. Would be keen to see more talks by Christopher.

Ben Plummer at 19:56 on 2 Oct 2017

Microservices is a topic that I've heard a lot about through conversation but never actually made the effort to read about as I've not needed to implement them so far. This served as an ideal introduction by not only covering the basics but also going into nice detail on some of the best and worst practices with clear examples and reasoning. The pace and delivery of the talk was great and I was kept engaged throughout.

Dave Liddament at 20:29 on 2 Oct 2017

Nice introduction to the topic. Plenty to think about and take away.

Martin Price at 21:42 on 2 Oct 2017

Great talk, well delivered, and I'm now inspired to consider how I could be using a microservice based approach in my own work.

Ronald D. at 12:25 on 3 Oct 2017

Very good introduction talk for microservices!

Nicole at 17:14 on 3 Oct 2017

Great introduction to microservices and what to look out for and avoid. Well delivered talk.

Erik Smit at 17:12 on 8 Oct 2017

Great talk. Gave me a clear look into this complex matter. Also confirmed that there is no single best solution to everything. That makes our job as developer so spectacular!

this talk was great, would be nice to have the slides