As an application grows, the flexibility that inclined us to build a monolith vanishes. The once reliable system is now prone to errors, bugs leak to unexpected places and new features take a considerable time to be delivered. We can get the productivity back by moving to microservices.
In 2006, service oriented architecture (or SOA) was all the crazy, but it failed us. Microservices resemble a lot with SOA, but if SOA didn’t work in the past, why are we back again with the same principles? Are Microservices just SOA in disguise?
This talk was created to demystify it, showing what was inherited from SOA and what is different now that allows us to resume the journey we abandoned 10 years ago. It will focus on things with which I struggle, in my own experience of moving from the monolith to an army of well-defined microservices.
Let's go through some of the most important patterns and see how to avoid the most common pitfalls.