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Reactive Microservices Architecture

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  186 ratings  ·  30 reviews
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 l ...more
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Published March 2016 by O’Reilly Media, Inc.
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Sebastian Gebski
Apr 06, 2016 rated it liked it
It's free, it's brief, it makes sense, it's a proper primer for an important topic that gets a lot of attention these days.
But it's still just a primer, far from covering all important perspectives (e.g. deployment, configuration mgmt) - I'd rather suggest going for (commercial) "Building Microservices" by Sam Newman if you want a full picture.
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Alex Ott
Oct 10, 2016 rated it liked it
This short book is recommended as source of "concepts" for Langom microservices frameworks.
It introduces a lot of basic concepts, with links to other sources...
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Brian
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
(4.0) Good jumping off point, plan to discuss further with nearby engineers.
Reza
Apr 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: software-it-etc
Golden Gate to Realistic Distributed Systems.
The book is full of references to articles and proofs about distributed systems that will help a lot. I recommend it for every software developer that don't know much about distributed systems.
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Jan
May 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Free paper with dozens of links and brief explanation of ideas which you have to implement to properly manage microservices. Good starting point for such journey.
Alexey Vyskubov
May 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
Too many buzzwords, too little actual meaning.
Artem Pyaykh
Mar 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: tech
Ranked in regard to personal usefulness. If you're kind of "detached" from recent trends this might be a useful read as it gives a general overview of what microservices are about. Otherwise there will probably be nothing new to you.

What I liked about this book, though, are the references to external resources and papers - this is valuable.
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Julio Biason
Feb 20, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: it, ibooks
Not actually a "book" per se, but more like a paper -- the author even mentions it is a paper.

Now, is it a good paper? Well... Thing is, easy-to-explain concepts, like "Sagas", take a long discussion about them, but hard-to-explain, like the CAP theorem, make just some short explanations. And this is bad; things that really need more explanation do not and are just glossed over; things that you can get right out of the bad, do not. Also, some parts put a lot of footnotes and assume the reader wi
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Jay Bisa
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
A good, concise, overview of important concepts for designing robust APIs and microservices. This free ebook does not go into the details much (probably on purpose), but it does provide some high level, real world examples on what to consider when designing complex, distributed systems. As an engineer, I found it useful to familiarize myself with some industry jargon, to help me "talk the talk" when communicating my concerns and ideas with other engineers and directors. I also liked the quotes a ...more
Gábor László Hajba
Good for an introduction or summary on microservices. Every one has his/her own opinion about this topic -- this is another one.

I do not see such a big difference between reactive and "normal" microservices architecture. For me, a good architected microservices landscape has the properties mentioned in this flyer -- and I do not consider it reactive (although I have signed the rective manifesto too).
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John
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nice summary book to summarize many concepts in the reactive microservices architecture world. References are also very good. Will not be useful to someone not familiar with these concepts but will be a good refresher to someone who is and at the same time you may find a reference you didn't know about. ...more
Greg
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Easy and light introduction to the very basics of microservice architecture ideas. The book is not intented to give you the full picture and deep dive into the topic, but only an overview. It does the job well, and I liked the quotes very much :).
Adi
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
It seems a bit chaotic, but introduces a lot of fundamental concepts that can be further explored (there's plenty of reference material mentioned in footnotes). Overall it is a good introductory booklet. ...more
Isaac Perez Moncho
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
A small booklet about microservices would only recommend if you want an extremely brief summary of considerations to take when building microservices. However, if you really want to read about the topic, Sam Newman books are a much better option.
Peter Rybarczyk
Dec 27, 2020 rated it liked it
It's a really really short introduction to microservices, there is plenty of other materials with more content and better structure. But, it's free ad it's really short. So... Yeah, I can recommend it as a good starting point, but do not expect anything more than that. ...more
chalda
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Quite a good summary what is the reactive microservice architecture about. I was looking for information on saga pattern and that is overviewed well here with nice list of resources.
Jonathan Schoreels
Way too small to really teach you how to implement all those concepts, but filled with lot of interesting pointers which makes it a quick, but really good read. And it's free. ...more
Ziyun
Jul 04, 2018 rated it liked it
A short summary that can be consumed pretty quickly w/ a lot of references and links to dig deeper.
Ivan
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: architecture
A good book for introduction to microservices architecture. It gives you dozens of links and terms for further exploration.
Sidnei Pereira
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book, in this one you can get to know a lot about how to build good decoupled microservices architecture.
Hieu Nguyen
Feb 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book is, at worst, a sale pitch for micro-services and its tool chain; at best, a collection of references which only provide fragmented knowledge. It doesn't provide much information for someone who try to understand or build a micro-services architecture. ...more
Joe
Sep 22, 2016 rated it did not like it
This isn't so much a book as a a write-up of a conference talk. Worse, it is essential content-free; just bunch of buzz-words. ...more
Gary Fixler
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
This isn't my area at all—I don't do any web/network programming—but I keep peeking over the fence. I must find something interesting about this [now seemingly ubiquitous] aspect of the coding world. Full disclosure out of the way, this felt, to this non-expert, like a solid report from the trenches on the history and current state of microservices, authored by a veteran, stated clearly and succinctly—and conveniently—in 50 pages. Those who get the references should find some clarity, and a high ...more
Johnny
Mar 29, 2016 rated it liked it
A short book to give you a quick start on the topic of microservices. With only 54 pages there is simply no place for details. But when you just want to know what microservices are all about and which problems they should solve, then this book is a good read for you.
Tomáš
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
This mini book serves very well as an introduction to microservices. It describes, compares and explains microservices with lot of references for further study. I would give it five stars for more details about the (non)reactive aspect.
Piotr
Jan 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
This book is mostly a summary of things you may want to dig into while building Microservices oriented system. It lacks examples though and sometimes it just lists through concepts without really explaining why it's good to use them. ...more
Miloš
Aug 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: professional
Great as an overview/introduction into the world of microservices and also fantastic as a collection of references - blog posts, articles, papers - but not much more than that. Nevertheless I enjoyed reading it and would recommend using it as a cheat-sheet or a reference book of sorts.
Rafael Mtz
Mar 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Nice overview of what helps to migrate to microservices and some initial pointers. Not really an in depth but just an introduction; hey it is 50+ pages long don't expect that much. ...more
Kiril Kirilov
Aug 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sd
Microservices are just the new cloths of SOA! Will this new trend also die? I will not dive deep but just wait and see.
Dillon
Jul 15, 2017 added it
Good overview of the principles of reactive services, not meant to be comprehensive but he does link to some materials to go deeper in any particular area.
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