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http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/microservicesmacro_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The word “microservices” started getting used after a series of events–companies were moving to cloud virtual machines. Those VMs got broken up into containers, and the containers can fit to the size of the service. Services that are more narrowly defined take up smaller containers, and can be packed more densely into the virtual machines–hence the term “microservices.” As this change to software
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http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/selfcontained_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Self-contained systems is an architectural approach that separates the functionality of a system into many independent systems. Each self-contained system is an autonomous web application, and is owned by one team. Communication with other self-contained systems or 3rd party systems is asynchronous where possible. As Eberhard Wolff explains in this episode, self-contained systems is not the same thing as microservices, but they are
“If you can make a system that can survive this random failure testing, then you will more or likely survive whatever other chaotic conditions exist.”
“Mutable state is the root of all evil.”
Erlang is a functional, concurrent programming language that was originally designed within Ericsson in the 1980’s. It was built to support distributed, fault-tolerant, non-stop applications suitable for telecommunications infrastructure.