Events are very much on the edge of traditional applications, which use them as an application integration mechanism. The classic example is an ecommerce system. When a customer places an order, the order management application publishes an event, which triggers the fulfillment application to action. But today, microservices and DDD—which is a great foundation for microservices—are at the core of the application.
Events play an essential role in modern applications. Chris Richardson explains why events are a key application integration mechanism and how they are used by applications to communicate with the outside world. You’ll learn how the microservices inside an application use events to maintain data consistency and discover how to go one step further and make events an integral part of your domain logic.
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 CloudFoundry.com, 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 Microservices.io, 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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