Microservices Primer
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Microservices Primer

A Short Overview

About the Book

This primer gives a quick overview of Microservives including:

What are Microservices?

  • Size of Microservies
  • Microservices, Domain-driven Design and Bounded Context
  • Conway's Law and the impact on the Organization

Why Microservices?

  • Scaling Agility
  • Migrating Legacy Applications
  • Sustainable development
  • Robustness
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Independent scalability
  • Technology freedom

At the end the primer gives hints how to start with Microservices. It is intended as a quick start into Microservices.

About the Authors

Eberhard Wolff
Eberhard Wolff

Eberhard Wolff has 15+ years of experience as an architect and consultant - often on the intersection of business and technology. He is a Fellow at INNOQ in Germany. As a speaker, he has given talks at international conferences and as an author, he has written more than 100 articles and books e.g. about Microservices. His technological focus is on modern architectures – often involving Cloud, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, Microservices or NoSQL.


We’re an IT consultancy with offices in Germany and Switzerland. We provide software architecture consulting, product development, and training services.

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Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 What Are Microservices?
    • 2.1 Size
    • 2.2 Bounded Context and Domain-Driven Design
    • 2.3 Conway’s Law
    • 2.4 Conclusion
  • 3 Why Microservices?
    • 3.1 Scaling Agility
    • 3.2 Migrating Legacy Applications
    • 3.3 Sustainable Development Speed
    • 3.4 Robustness
    • 3.5 Continuous Delivery
    • 3.6 Independent Scalability
    • 3.7 Technology Freedom
    • 3.8 Conclusion
  • 4 What’s Next?
    • 4.1 Microservices: Just a Hype?
    • 4.2 Self-contained Systems
    • 4.3 Examples
    • 4.4 More literature
    • 4.5 Final Remark
  • Notes

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