Baruco 2012: Micro-Service Architecture, by Fred George

A fascinating presentation from Barcelona Ruby Conference. Fred George talks through the history and examples of his thinking about system architectures composed of micro services. I found this particularly interesting as it has so many resonances with systems I have designed and worked on, even addressing some of the tricky temporal issues which Fred has …

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What Is a Service?

Sometimes in software development it seems that everything is turning into a “service”. For diagram-loving architects, decribing everything in terms of services is a great way to avoid getting involved in fiddly implementation detail. The trouble with this approach is that hiding everything behind services can lead to thoroughly de-optimised systems. Greater hardware needs, greater …

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