4–7 Nov 2019

Moving to microservices and beyond (Day 2)

Sam Newman (Independent)
Location: R2

There’s a lot of theories out there about microservice architecture, but you may not get to put that knowledge into practice very often. In the real world, it’s generally not feasible to rearchitect your system often and certainly not in a single day.

Sam Newman gives you a safe space to explore ideas behind microservice architectures with your peers from other organizations. Sam details framings for microservice architectures that explore the various forces that can drive the design and evolution of microservices, and he leads you through a series of interactive architectural kata exercises to put your newfound knowledge to the test. You’ll gain valuable experience with a series of tools you can immediately put into practice in your own projects.

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of service-oriented architectures generally or microservices specifically (useful but not required)

What you'll learn

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

  • What makes a good microservice
  • How to plan and manage a migration from a monolith to a microservice architecture
  • How technical choices can impact the architecture itself

And you'll be able to:

  • Use concepts from domain-driven design to define service boundaries
  • Manage change and governance in a microservice environment
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Sam Newman


Sam Newman is an independent consultant specializing in helping people ship software fast. Sam has worked extensively with the cloud, continuous delivery, and microservices and is especially preoccupied with understanding how to more easily deploy working software into production. For the last few years, he’s been exploring the capabilities of microservice architectures, and he’s worked with a variety of companies in multiple domains around the world, often with one foot in the developer world and another in the IT operations space. Previously, he spent over a decade at ThoughtWorks and then another year with a startup. Sam speaks frequently at conferences. He’s the author of Building Microservices (O’Reilly). If you’d like to get in touch, please email him.

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