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Microservices: Getting Started

by Floyd May

This course provides a general overview of microservices: the benefits, the risks, the tradeoffs, and how to decide whether or not they're the right choice for your situation.

What you'll learn

Microservices can help solve problems of scale, complexity, and governance. In this course, Microservices: Getting Started, you'll learn foundational knowledge of what microservices are, their benefits, complexities, and risks, and how to evaluate whether or not they might help you. First, you'll learn what kinds of problems they can solve. Next, you'll discover how to choose between synchronous and asynchronous communications architectures, and the concerns involved in building and running resilient microservices in production. Finally, you'll explore how to evaluate whether or not your organization is capable of adopting microservices successfully. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the knowledge of how to move forward with microservices, how much, and at what level of sophistication.

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About the author

Floyd is, through and through, a programmer at heart. He began programming at age 9 drawing pictures with the Logo programming language, and has been in love with programming ever since. His development background includes both native and web UIs, high-performance server logic, intricate multithreaded network I/O, and big data processing. Floyd has created software for many industries: precision agriculture, GIS, finance, commodities trading, oil & gas, digital imaging, document intelligence, an... more

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