Reactive Microservices with Jonas Boner

For many years, software companies have been breaking up their applications into individual services for the purpose of isolation and maintainability. In the early 2000s, we called this pattern “service-oriented architecture”. Today we call it “microservices”. Why did we change that terminology? Did the services get smaller? Not exactly.

Jonas Boner suggests that the movement towards cloud and the increased prevalence of mobile changes how we look at these services–so much that we needed to change the terminology necessary to even talk about them. And once the conversation has shifted to “microservices”, what steps do we need to take to implement them properly?

The reactive manifesto is a collection of principles for how to build applications. When the reactive manifesto is applied to the idea of microservices, we get reactive microservices, which Jonas and I discuss in today’s episode.

 

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