Ants vs elephants

Issue #19 | Mar 25, 2016


Let’s talk about microservices

This post will try to clarify a few things about why microservices may help you and some guidelines about building them.

Building Microservices with WildFly Swarm and Netflix OSS on OpenShift

In this post author explore how WildFly Swarm can be used for building microservices and how to integrate Netflix Hystrix and Turbine in order to build resilience into WildFly Swarm microservices.

Ants v elephants: microservices and monolithic systems

How microservices made up of small applications can be more effective than big behemoth IT systems.

Why Microservices?

A Completely Biased Summary of the Assets of Microservice Architectures.

Microservices Evolution at SoundCloud

At the MicroXchg conference in Berlin, Bora Tunca from SoundCloud presented the evolution of SoundCloud’s microservices architecture throughout the years.

Tech Talk: Modeling Microservices at Spotify

This is a talk about System-Z, the microservice-based microservices modelling system used at Spotify to help them understand their set of services.

Using SSH Private keys securely in Docker build

Secrets, including private SSH keys, are almost always needed during a build. Let's see how Habitus solves this for us.

Application Delivery Service Challenges in Microservices based Applications

Alak Deb explains shortcomings of Microservices architecture.

Hello World With Wildfly Swarm Microservices

With the release of Wildfly Swarm, Java EE apps can be deployed alongside a stripped down version of Wildfly. Swarm is still in beta at the moment, and the documentation is missing a few steps that are required to get a "Hello World" application up and running, which is explained in this article.

Microservices framework for Node.JS Feathers 2.0 ready to fly

Feathers 2.0 helps developers transition from monolithic application development to microservices.

Microservices Decoded: Best Practices and Stacks

An explanation of microservice architectures compared to monolith architectures, and a list of best practices and stacks that they're well-suited for.

Deepstream Microservices

Most microservices interact in one of two ways: Via HTTP communication or via message queues. With deepstream, we’d like to suggest a third: Distributed state.

Web app using Microservices in Go: Part 4 – Worker and Frontend

In this part author will finally finish writing demo application. Author will implement the last two services: Worker and frontend.

More on Microservices

This is the second in a series of blogs on microservices, based on rallydev experience with building services for the CA Agile Central product.

Why a pattern language for microservices?

Find critical and often overlooked aspects of a solution to a problem.


The DevOps 2.0 Toolkit

This book envelops the whole microservices development and deployment lifecycle using some of the latest and greatest practices and tools. We'll use Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Ubuntu, Docker Swarm and Docker Compose, Consul, etcd, Registrator, confd, and so on.


Nike's Journey into Microservices

Nike presenters will talk about adopting the Netflix operations support systems (OSS) stack for their deployment pipeline and application architecture, covering the problems this solved and the challenges this introduced.

SpringOne2GX 2015 replay: Building microservices with event sourcing and CQRS

his talk introduces CQRS and Event Sourcing and shows how applications leveraging CQRS and Event Sourcing can be implemented with the Spring Ecosystem. The talk will have slides and live demos.


Scaling Applications with Microservices, MassTransit, and RabbitMQ

Want to implement message-based architectures, such as microservices, using completely free products? This course will teach you about how to scale applications with these architectures using free products (RabbitMQ and MassTransit).



The goal of Micro is to provide a toolkit for microservice development and management. At the core, micro is simple and accessible enough that anyone can easily get started writing microservices. As you scale to hundreds of services, micro will provide the fundamental tools required to manage a microservice environment.


Webinar: The tao of microservices

After last week’s release of the first two chapters of his new book, The Tao of Microservices, nearForm co-founder and CTO Richard Rodger is holding a follow-on webinar.

Non Blocking IO in Microservices

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 10 South Place, London, EC2M 2RB