Developing Microservices with Node.js

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Learn
  • Identify where the microservice oriented architectures can tackle the most common problems in the software used by the big organisations.
  • Re-architecture an existing monolithic system into a microservices oriented software.
  • Build robust and scalable microservices using Seneca and Node.js.
  • Testing of the microservices in insolation in order to create a solid system.
  • Deploy and manage microservices using PM2
  • Monitoring the health of a microservice (CPU, memory, I/O…) and how the degradation of the performance in one microservice could degrade the performance of full system.
About

Microservices architecture is a style of software architecture. As the name suggests, microservicess refers to small services. For a large implementation, this means breaking the system into really small, independent services. Alternative to monolithic architecture (where the entire system is considered as a single big, interwoven segment), microservices approach is getting more and more popular with large, complex applications that have a very long lifecycle, which require changes at regular intervals. Microservices approach allows this type of changes with ease as only a part of the system undergoes changes and change control is easy.

An example of such large system can be an online store—includes user interface, managing product catalog, processing orders, managing customer's account. In a microservices architecture each of these tasks will be divided and into smaller services. Also, these services will be further broken down into independent services—for user interface, there will be separate services for input, output, search bar management, and so on. Similarly, all other tasks can be divided in very small and simple services.

Features
  • Real world example explained chapter after chapter with code examples.
  • Useful concepts for other languages like Java or PHP
  • Easy to follow by people with little to none experience in Node.js
  • Node.js Version 0.12.2 and the latest compatible versions of Seneca and PM2
Page Count 286
Course Length 8 hours 34 minutes
ISBN 9781785887406
Date Of Publication 25 Apr 2016

Authors

David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez is an enthusiastic engineer and author of a book called Developing Microservices with Node.js (microservices don't work without platform automation).He is a Google Developer Expert (a nomination from Google to certain experts in several areas) in Kubernetes (GKE), who enjoys being pushed out of his comfort zone in order to sharpen his skills. Java, Node.js, Python, and DevOps—as well as a holistic approach to security—are part of the skill set that has helped him deliver value across different start-ups and corporations. Nowadays, he is a consultant at nearForm, enabling companies to deliver the best possible solution to their IT problems or proposals, as well as an avid speaker at conferences such as Rebel Con and Google I/O Extended, among others.