Microservices and the one true way
Wednesday 4th February 2015, 6:30 pm.
Speaker: James A. Lewis.
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.
Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.
This event is free of charge and open to all. No registration required - just turn up.
When should you use microservices? Scratch that, what on earth are they? Opinions range from “it’s just SOA, move along”, to “they are just the awesome”, to “you must be insane”. In order to understand when they might be useful - what problems they solve and why - we need to at least know what they are, before semantic diffusion claims them in all it’s ignominy.
The speaker will examine the characteristics of the microservice style using examples from his experiences over the last few years. Topics covered include the reasons you might want to split an application (or not), the benefits and the drawbacks of the style based on these real world experiences. Remember though, Rule 16. Distrust all claims for "one true way”.
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