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

In-Person Training
Developing microservices

Chris Richardson (Eventuate)
Wednesday, 31 October & Thursday, 1 November, 9:00 - 17:00
Location: Hilton Meeting Room 3/4

Participants should plan to attend both days of this 2-day training course. To attend, you must be registered for a Platinum or Training pass; does not include access to tutorials on Wednesday.

Enterprises need to deliver better software faster. The microservice architecture has the testability and deployability necessary for DevOps. Chris Richardson walks you through using the microservice architecture to develop your applications, exploring key obstacles you'll face (and how to deal with them) and sharing strategies for refactoring a monolith to a microservice architecture.

What you'll learn, and how you can apply it

By the end of this two-day training course, you'll understand:

  • The essential characteristics of the microservice architecture, its benefits and drawbacks, and when to use it
  • Distributed data management patterns
  • Effective microservice testing strategies
  • Deployment options for microservices
  • Strategies for refactoring a monolithic application to a microservice architecture

And you’ll be able to:

  • Architect an application as a set of microservices
  • Use sagas to maintain data consistency
  • Implement queries that span services
  • Test microservices
  • Refactor a monolith to services

Enterprises need to deliver better software faster. It’s no longer sufficient to release quarterly or even monthly. Instead, organizations must use methods such as DevOps to frequently deploy changes into production, perhaps as often as multiple times per day. However, one obstacle to DevOps-style development is that organizations are often mired in monolithic hell. Key business applications are large, complex, unwieldy monoliths, so it’s impossible to rapidly and safely deploy changes. The solution is to adopt the microservice architecture—an architectural style that has the testability and deployability necessary for DevOps.

Through a combination of lectures, discussions, and kata exercises, Chris Richardson walks you through using the microservice architecture to develop your applications. You’ll learn how to deal with some of the key obstacles you’ll face, including distributed data management, and discover strategies for refactoring a monolith to a microservice architecture.

About your instructor

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Chris Richardson is a developer and architect. He is a Java Champion, a JavaOne Rock Star, and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris was also the founder of the original, an early Java PaaS for Amazon EC2. Today, he is a recognized thought leader in microservices and speaks regularly at international conferences. Chris is the creator of, a pattern language for microservices, and is writing the book Microservice Patterns, which is available as a Manning MEAP. He provides microservices consulting and training to organizations that are adopting the microservice architecture and is working on his third startup Eventuate, an application platform for developing transactional microservices.

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28/10/2018 15:38 GMT

Thanks for signing up.

You should receive an email from OReilly with instructions.

The collaborative design exercises on paper based – either physical paper or via Google docs depending on your preference.

So no specific software needs to be installed.

28/10/2018 15:27 GMT

Hi there Chris,
Are there any prerequisites for your course in Wednesday – and will we need to bring a laptop with any particular software installed?

Juanita Smith |
6/10/2018 5:32 BST

What are the prerequisites for this course ? Are we required to know any particular programming languages. I’m not developer currently, but want to learn about microservices, will this course be too advanced for me ?

5/09/2018 16:40 BST


I was wondering if you would be able to receive certificate of completions for the the training sessions? As this is required for my company expense process.