A Microservice-based architecture divides software systems into many small services which can be deployed independently. Every team works on its own Microservices and is thus decoupled from other teams. This allows to easily scale agile processes. The modularization into Microservices protects the system against architecture decay. Consequently, systems based on Microservices stay maintainable in the long term. In addition, legacy systems can be migrated to Microservices without having to change the legacy code. Moreover, Continuous Delivery is easier to implement in Microservice-based systems. The book is translated from German, see http://microservices-buch.de. There is also a Korean translation.
Eberhard Wolff's book offers a comprehensive introduction to Microservices. It covers:
- Advantages and disadvantages of the Microservice approach
- Microservices vs. SOA (Service-oriented Architecture)
- The architecture of Microservice-based systems
- The architecture of individual Microservices
- Impact on project organization, operation, testing and deployment
The book explains technology-neutral concepts and architectures which can be implemented with various technologies. As an example a concrete Java technology stack is shown with Spring Boot, the Netflix stack and Spring Cloud.
On the basis of many examples and concrete scenarios you will learn how Microservices can be used as effectively as possible. You will also get suggestions how to deepen what you have learned through your own experiments.
The book also contains essays by Microservices experts.
What Readers Say
This is what readers say about the original German edition of the book:
Surprisingly, the best book on Microservices is in German:
"Microservices" by @ewolff
For IT topics I usually prefer English literature, but I
really recommend "Continuous Delivery" and "Microservices" by
The book is translated from German and fully finished. You can buy it.
Eberhard Wolff has 15+ years of experience as architect and consultant - often at the intersection of business and technology. He is a Fellow at innoQ in Germany. He has given talks at international conferences and written more than 100 articles and books e.g. about Microservices and Continuous Delivery. His technological focus is on modern architectures - involving Cloud, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, Microservices or NoSQL.