Microservices Fundamentals

In this course, you'll learn about several key principles and practices that will enable you to successfully architect, build, and deliver microservice applications that are scalable, flexible, resilient, and secure.
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(44)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 1, 2019
Duration
2h 13m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(44)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 1, 2019
Duration
2h 13m
Description

Microservice architectures enable you to create scalable, flexible, and resilient distributed cloud applications. In this course, Microservices Fundamentals, you will learn about the options for solving different challenges that arise and see recommended practices in action that you can apply to your own microservices. First, you will learn what microservices are, along with the problems they solve and the challenges associated with them. Next, you will look at how you can architect microservices, making good decisions about service boundaries and data ownership. Finally, you will look at some options for how microservices can communicate with each other reliably and how to automate their deployment, and monitor them in production. When you are finished with this course, you will be ready to design and build your own microservices applications, and identify which technologies and practices are a good fit in your context.

About the author
About the author

Mark Heath is a software developer based in Southampton, England, working for NICE Systems as a software architect creating cloud based digital evidence management systems for the police. He is the creator of NAudio, an open source audio framework for .NET.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi. My name's Mark Heath, and welcome to my course, Microservices Fundamentals. I work as a software architect at NICE Systems where I'm currently helping to create Azure-based digital evidence management systems for the police. Microservices is a style of architecture where you create autonomous, independently deployable services that collaborate together to create a software application. Microservice architectures are popular because they allow us to build applications that scale, perform well, and enable us to adapt quickly to changing business requirements. In this course, we're going to learn about the key principles and practices that will enable you to be successful with microservices. And we'll be seeing how these principles are applied by exploring an example e-commerce microservices architecture. We'll start off by understanding what microservices are, along with the problems they solve and the challenges associated with them. Then we'll look at how we can architect microservices, making good decisions about service boundaries and data ownership. We'll move on to consider the practical challenges of building microservices, including how we can ensure that developers are as productive as possible, and we'll look at some options for how microservices can communicate with each other reliably. We'll also see how we can apply the defense in depth principle to secure our microservices and how to automate their deployment and monitor them in production. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to design and build your own microservices applications and identify which technologies and practices are a good fit in your context. The demo application that we'll be looking at uses Docker, and although you don't need to have Docker installed, if you do, you'll be able to follow along and try out the demo application for yourself. So I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about microservices with the Microservices Fundamentals course, at Pluralsight.