Practical Microservices: Build Event-Driven Architectures with Event Sourcing and CQRS 1st Edition

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What This Book Is

This is a hands-on tutorial. In this book, you’re going to build a system according to a different set of principles—ones that will allow you to build systems where your productivity will not come to an encumbered halt. You’re going to build microservices, focused units of autonomous functionality.

Chapter 1, ​You Have a New Project​ introduces the project you’re going to build, and we’ll take a crack at it using the traditional CRUD-based approach, seeing how it paints us into a corner. Following that, in Chapter 2, ​Writing Messages​ we’ll unmask the monolith, and you’ll see why most writing on microservices misses the point. We’ll conclude this part of the book by writing code to interact with a piece of technology called a message store—a database optimized for storing asynchronous messages. These messages will form the basis of your architecture.

With the fundamentals in place, you’ll leverage this message store to add features to your system by building microservices and other autonomous components. You’ll send emails (Chapter 9, ​Adding an Email Component​) and even transcode videos (Chapter 10, ​Performing Background Jobs with Microservices​). Along the way, the architecture you implement will allow you to slice and dice the same data in varied and interesting ways.

Once the bulk of the system is in place, in Chapter 12, ​Deploying Components​, you’ll deploy your microservices-based system into the wild. In Chapter 13, ​Debugging Components​ you’ll learn how this message-based architecture helps you keep a health system running. You’ll even get exposure to how this architecture alters how you test your system in Chapter 14, ​Testing in a Microservices Architecture

What This Book Isn’t

This is a hands-on tutorial, not a reference book or The Definitive Guide to microservices. There are topics we won’t cover in detail. In Chapter 15, ​Continuing the Journey​, the final chapter, we call out some of these topics, and you’ll have pointers on how to continue your learning.

This isn’t a book about flashy technology. You’re going to use PostgreSQL, a world-class relational database, and that’s about as exciting as the tools get. The excitement, instead, is in the principles.

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About the Author

Ethan's love of computer programming began at age 4 when his dad taught him to make the family TI-99/4A beep. For the past 12 years Ethan has worked professionally up and down the abstraction hierarchy, from junior developer up to platform architect, finally settling into microservice-based architectures for the past 3 years.


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pragmatic Bookshelf; 1st edition (April 28, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 292 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1680506455
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1680506457
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.23 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.5 x 0.61 x 9.25 inches
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Contents of the book seem pretty decent, but it is annoying that the pages are literally falling out of my copy! I would have thought that for £25 it would at least be bound properly!
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