4–7 Nov 2019

Microservices migration patterns

Mark Richards (Self-Employed)
9:0010:30 Thursday, 7 November 2019
Location: Hall A2
Secondary topics:  Best Practice



The path to migrating to microservices from a monolithic or service-oriented architecture (or even starting a greenfield application) is riddled with challenges, pitfalls, canyons, demons, and even fire-breathing dragons.

Mark Richards likes to call it “The King’s Road.” He walks you through the migration patterns that allow you to easily fly over this challenging road and ease the pain associated with moving to microservices. He also explores some automation tools you can use to help analyze your applications to determine how challenging this road might be.

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of the microservices architecture style

What you'll learn

  • Learn the most effective way to move to microservices and what the requirements are
  • Discover how to determine whether it's feasible to move your current monolith to microservice, how to determine the overall level of effort to migrate your monolithic application, if your migration effort involves a rewrite or a simple refactoring of code, or if you have to move all the way to microservices or if there's a middle ground
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Mark Richards


Mark Richards is an experienced, hands-on software architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems. He has been in the software industry since 1983 and has significant experience and expertise in application, integration, and enterprise architecture. Mark is the founder of DeveloperToArchitect.com, a website devoted to helping developers in the journey to software architect. He is the author of numerous O’Reilly technical books and videos, including several books on Microservices, the Software Architecture Fundamentals video series, Enterprise Messaging video series, Java Message Service, 2nd Edition, and a contributing author to 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know. Mark has a master’s degree in computer science and numerous architect and developer certifications from IBM, Sun, The Open Group, and Oracle. He has spoken at hundreds of conferences and user groups around the world on a variety of enterprise-related technical topics.

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