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Summary

How do you detangle a monolithic system and migrate it to a microservice architecture? How do you do it while maintaining business-as-usual? As a companion to Sam Newman’s extremely popular Building Microservices, this new book details a proven method for transitioning an existing monolithic system to a microservice architecture.

With many illustrative examples, insightful migration patterns, and a bevy of practical advice to transition your monolith enterprise into a microservice operation, this practical guide covers multiple scenarios and strategies for a successful migration, from initial planning all the way through application and database decomposition. You’ll learn several tried-and-tested patterns and techniques that you can use as you migrate your existing architecture.

  • Ideal for organizations looking to transition to microservices, rather than rebuild
  • Helps companies determine whether to migrate, when to migrate, and where to begin
  • Addresses communication, integration, and the migration of legacy systems
  • Discusses multiple migration patterns and where they apply
  • Provides database migration examples, along with synchronization strategies
  • Explores application decomposition, including several architectural refactoring patterns
  • Delves into details of database decomposition, including the impact of breaking referential and transactional integrity, new failure modes, and more
©2020 Sam Newman (P)2021 Upfront Books

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Engaging and illuminating

Great content but why didn't Sam read it himself? Such a shame and missed opportunity!

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  • Uri Simhony
  • 11-04-21

Pretty good, but could be better

Overall, it’s a good book with useful information presented in an easy to understand manner.
Narrator is clear and performs well.

Although the book includes important guidelines and practices, I was expecting a more detailed approach with examples I can relate to.
As there wasn’t a deep dive into the way of breaking a database and library into microservices, I finished the book with a feeling I’d need to explore much more on topics mentioned in the book.

If Sam writes another book with a step by step migration of a real monolith to microservices that would make both this book and the value of both awesome.

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  • Kimi
  • 12-06-22

Not much new

I found this book to me more of a recap of Building Microservices 2nd Edition. Read that instead.

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  • Darryl J. Parks
  • 11-06-22

Very informative and well done

I listened to the audio book while reading the paper copy. This helps keep my mind from wandering and I get more out of what I’m reading even though I speed up the audio. The only issue I had is that periodically the text differs from the audio because of references to graphs, etc. The book is an excellent reference and overview of converting to microservices. I particularly appreciate Appendix B, the pattern index in the hard copy.

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  • Chris
  • 17-01-22

Lots of great points

This book contains some amazing points. My only critique is that he under emphasizes the warnings such as too many undersized services, the coupling caused by orchestration, or describing how to determine micro-service boundaries.