Hold onto your hats Scala people – Typesafe is no more. Not because it’s been crushed in a horrific Unicorn stampede or anything like that – there’s just been a name change and rebrand. As of today, the people who brought you Akka and the Play framework now go as ‘Lightbend’. Why ‘Lightbend’? Before you […]

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German startup Giant Swarm aim to make life easier for developers by providing a simple microservice infrastructure, freeing their hands up to do the coding that they love. Or, as the Swarm folk put it, “the power and freedom to build the software that runs the world.” In this interview, we speak to team member Puja […]

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We hear the benefits of microservices architectures loud and clear; we hear the constant drum beat of how/why/by all means/etc. you should be doing microservices; we know companies such as Amazon, Netflix and Gilt have successful microservices architectures. However, as I’ve touched on in my blog post titled You’re not going to do microservices, getting microservices right – and being able to add […]

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Java developer (and self-confessed early fanboy) Adam Bien talks about the inevitability of microservices and how they differ to SOA. We also chat about Conway’s Law and the future of Java EE. Filmed at Devoxx Poland 2015.

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It all started with a simple customer question: “How can we cut down our deployment time so we can deploy a bigger volume of applications, more often”?  Charl Vermeer, Project Manager. In this guest post, Mark van Holsteijn, Principal Consultant with one of XebiaLabs’ implementation partners, explains how integrating XL Deploy with enterprise open source […]

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By Aviran Mordo Like many startups before us, Wix.com started as a monolith application, which was the best architectual solution when we had no scalability and availability concerns. But as time went by and our small startup grew and gained success, it was time to change the architecture from a monolith—which experienced many scalability and […]

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to refactor an existing Java EE monolithic application to a microservices-based one? This blog explains how a trivial shopping cart example was converted to microservices-based application, and what are some of the concerns around it. The complete code base for monolithic and microservices-based application is at: github.com/arun-gupta/microservices. Read on […]

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If you were to position ‘microservice architectures’ on the Gartner Hype Cycle, right now, judging from the drip-feed of cautionary articles making the rounds, they’d probably be poised near the summit of the trough of disillusionment. Today we spoke to Mark Little, who was in London to lead Red Hat’s Microservices Architecture Developer Day, for […]

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Seems like every 5 to 10 years our industry, especially in the enterprise integration, or enterprise application space, we’re introduced to some new methodology or architectural style. We’re told that it’s the-best-thing-since-toaster-strudel and will make you 10 times more productive and make your enterprise more agile, flexible, able to respond to change, and whatever else […]

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By Gero Vermaas Microservices are the latest architectural style promising to resolve all the issues we had with previous architectural styles. And just like other styles, it has its own challenges. The issue discussed in this post is how to realise coupling between microservices while keeping the services as autonomous as possible. Here, four options will be described and […]

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