Agile practices and techniques like continuous delivery and evolutionary architecture are all about being able to react to changes rapidly. However, putting them into practice when you have a big legacy monolith application can be a difficult job, so recently the industry has come out with different ideas to solve this problem. Microservices, pushed by companies like Netflix or Amazon, are the latest solution to this problem.
Having an architecture based on services offers many advantages (like scalability and technical flexibility), but it comes with upfront costs and complexity that few companies are in a position to pay. Maria Gomez explores the prerequisites for moving into a microservices architecture and shares tips on how to achieve them. You’ll learn how to assess whether a microservice architecture is right for your organization; establish prerequisites for moving to microservices, including testing, automation, and continuous delivery; identify and decouple contexts using domain-driven design and refactoring techniques; and extract microservices from a monolith.
Maria Gomez is Engineering Director at BCG Digital Ventures in Berlin. Over her 10 years of industry experience, Maria has worked with many different technologies and domains, which has helped her lead teams and advise stakeholders in making the right technology decisions. She’s also a speaker and an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the IT industry.
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