A Design-based Approach to Microservices and APIs

Keynote talk from API World 2018 in San Jose, California Organizations around the world are transforming their core applications to expose microservices through APIs. The success of these efforts will depend less on the technologies themselves, and more on how well their deployment is aligned with the business goals of the organization. Join this session […]

The Microservice Design Canvas

Learn how to apply a more traditional business canvas when designing microservices Microservices often have organic origins, emerging from the bubbling cauldron of existing monolithic applications to fill an immediate need. Given the desire for improved delivery speed that drive the adoption of microservices, developers often take a “code first, ask questions later” approach and […]

Webinar: How to Generate Real Business Value with Microservices

Overview The Microservices movement has caught fire in enterprise IT. Companies of all sizes are investigating how they can emulate the successes and characteristics of companies like Netflix, Amazon and Gilt. While much of the discussion around Microservices focuses on technological aspects such as containerization and automation, there is also business strategy to consider. View this […]

A Microservices Primer

The technical definition is….microservices are design patterns to turn complex applications into simple, fine-grained, reusable, and interoperable processes that can be modified and deployed independently of each other. Ok, a bit heavy…so let’s translate that, using some mental visuals.  Imagine you’re 30 years in the future and you have a great family home, Jetson’s style […]

Implementing Microservices

I recently wrote about what microservices were, and why they are becoming so important.  In this discussion, we’ll talk about implementing microservices, as well as touch on APIs and API Management – turns out they are crucial to a microservice architecture. Just a quick note – while you may see microservice and microservice architecture used […]

Designing Culture for Microservices Teams

Don’t underestimate the impact of culture in your architecture Show Notes In the fifth episode of the API Academy’s podcast series, Ronnie Mitra and Mike Amundsen discuss why culture is important for application development. They also explore the challenges around designing and executing a supportive culture for microservices.