Engineering the Future of Software
29–31 Oct 2018: Tutorials & Conference
31 Oct–1 Nov 2018: Training
London, UK

Practical microservices

. . (Kong)
16:5017:40 Monday, 29 October 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Overview
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 10 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Engineering leaders and software architects

Prerequisite knowledge

  • An understanding of monolithic application engineering

What you'll learn

  • Understand the architectural and organizational decisions for implementing microservices


Microservices are all the rage these days. But what practical factors should you consider once you’ve taken the plunge? Marco Palladino provides a working framework of the architectural and organizational decisions senior technologists need to make in order to solve the right problems for their business.

You’ll learn the main factors to consider, including the proper size for your microservice, how your services should communicate, the structure of your development team, and transition strategies, all informed by Marco’s work helping Fortune 500 companies move to service-oriented architectures.

Topics include:

  • The proper size for a microservice
  • How to define the boundaries between your services
  • Different modes for service-to-service communication
  • Testing and observability during the transition
  • Transition strategies
  • Service connections to databases
  • Routing and versioning strategies
  • How to handle libraries and security to maximize service independence
  • The impact that the transition process will have on development teams
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Marco Palladino is the cofounder and CTO of leading OSS API and microservice gateway Kong, where he is a core maintainer and is responsible for the design and delivery of Kong’s products while also providing technical thought leadership around APIs and microservices. He is also the cofounder of Mashape, the largest API marketplace in the world.