Location Transparency and how that makes microservices more flexible
Our applications need to be faster, better, bigger, smarter, and more enjoyable to meet our demanding end-users needs. In recent years, a lot has changed in how we build, run, and operate our software. We use scalable platforms to deploy and manage our applications. Instead of big monolithic applications, we now deploy small, functionally consistent components as microservices. Problem solved! Right? Sadly, no.
Unfortunately, for most of us, microservices, and especially their event-driven variants, do not deliver on the beautiful, fairy-tale-like promises that surround them.
In this introduction, Allard will share a different take on microservices. We will see that not much has changed in how we build software, which is exactly why so many “microservices projects” fail. What lessons can we learn from concepts like DDD, CQRS, and event sourcing to help manage the complexity of our systems?
Allard will also show how message-driven communication allows us to focus on finding the boundaries of functionally cohesive components, which we can evolve into microservices, should the need arise.