Designing Microservices Platforms with NATS

By Chanaka Fernando
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About this book

Building a scalable microservices platform that caters to business demands is critical to the success of that platform. In a microservices architecture, inter-service communication becomes the bottleneck when the platform scales. This book provides a reference architecture along with a practical example of how to implement it for building microservices-based platforms with NATS as the messaging backbone for inter-service communication.

In Designing Microservices Platforms with NATS, you’ll learn how to build a scalable and manageable microservices platform with NATS. This book starts by introducing the concepts relating to microservices architecture, inter-service communication, messaging backbones, and the basics of NATS messaging. You’ll then be introduced to a reference architecture that uses these concepts to build a scalable microservices platform and guided through implementing it. Later, the book touches on the important aspects of platform securing and monitoring with the help of the reference implementation. Finally, the book concludes with a chapter on best practices to follow when integrating with existing platforms and the future direction of microservices architecture and NATS messaging as a whole.

By the end of this book, you’ll have the skills to effectively design and implement microservices platforms with NATS.

Publication date:
October 2021

About the Author

  • Chanaka Fernando

    Chanaka Fernando is a solution architect with 12+ years of experience in designing, implementing, and supporting enterprise-scale software solutions for customers across various industries including financial, education, healthcare, and telecommunications. He has been contributing to the open-source community with his work (design, implement, support) as the product lead of the WSO2 ESB, one of the founding members of the “Ballerina: cloud-native programming language” language, and his own work on GitHub. He has spoken at several WSO2 conferences and his articles are published on Medium, DZone, and InfoQ.

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