“Ninety-five percent of the words are spent extolling the benefits of ‘modularity’ and that little, if anything, is said about how to achieve it”—Glenford J. Myers, 1978.
The above quote is 40 years old. Today, four decades later, nothing has changed except terminology. Time to fix this.
Vladik Khononov explains how to decompose a system into loosely coupled components: how to draw boundaries between services, how to decide whether some logic belongs to one service or another, and how domain-driven design can help us make those decisions. Finally, he takes a stab at answering the age-old question of what part of a microservice should be “micro” and how it can be measured.
You’ll hear about neither Docker nor Kubernetes. Actually, nothing related to infrastructure. Instead, you’ll dive into the difference between microservices and bounded contexts, discover when each pattern should be used, and get takeaways from Vladik’s experience optimizing microservices-quotebased architectures at Naxex.
Vladik Khononov is chief architect at NaXex. Vladik has nearly 20 years of industry experience at companies large and small in roles ranging from software engineer to chief architect. He maintains an active media career as public speaker and blogger on topics such as microservices and domain-driven design. He also has a keen professional interest in distributed systems, software architecture, and software design in general. In his spare time, Vladik reads lots of books, flies RC aircrafts, helps animals in trouble, and co-organizes the Software Architecture TLV and Domain-Driven Design Israel meetups.
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