Microservices Recipes (Microservices Recipes)
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Microservices Recipes

About the Book

This brochure includes technology recipes for the implementation of microservices. The code for the examples can be downloaded for free.


What are Microservices?

  • Independent Systems Architecture Principles
  • Self-contained Systems

Frontend integration

  • Why frontend integration?
  • Recipe: ESI (Edge Side Includes)
  • Alternative recipe: links and JavaScript

Asynchronous microservices

  • Definition: asynchronous microservices
  • Why asynchronous microservices?
  • Recipe: Kafka
  • Alternatives recipe: Atom

Synchronous Microservices

  • Definition: synchronous microservices
  • Why synchronous microservices?
  • Recipe: Kubernetes
  • Alternative recipe: Netflix, Consul, Cloud Foundry

The last chapter explains how to deepen the knowledge about technologies for microservices further.

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

  • Introduction
    • Acknowledgement
  • Basics: Microservices
    • Independent Systems Architecture (ISA) Principles
    • Terms
    • Principles
    • Reasons
    • Self-contained Systems
    • Conclusion & Outlook
  • Concept: Frontend Integration
    • Why Frontend Integration?
    • Recipe: ESI (Edge Side Includes)
    • Alternative Recipes: Links and JavaScript
    • Conclusion
    • Experiments
  • Concept: Asynchronous Microservices
    • Definition
    • Why Asynchronous Microservices?
    • Recipe: Messaging with Kafka
    • Alternative Recipe: REST with Atom
    • Conclusion
    • Experiments
  • Concept: Synchronous Microservices
    • Definition
    • Why Synchronous Microservices?
    • Challenges
    • Recipe: Kubernetes
    • Alternative Recipes: Netflix, Consul, Cloud Foundry
    • Conclusion
    • Experiments
  • What next?

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