Introduction To Microservices
Microservices is an architectural approach behind the creation of application platforms that support millions of users and require a very short feature time to market. While a formal standard does not yet exist, the technologies, design patterns, and operational platforms have been shared with the open source community, so other organizations, especially the enterprise can adopt to provide scalability and agility.
In general, the Microservices style breaks up functionality into smaller runtime elements that can be tested and deployed separately using RESTful APIs with a lightweight, simple data transport protocol such as JSON. This approach allows for many benefits in application development: better application scale, less resistant to change, and aiding in your enterprise team Agile pursuits, to name a few.
How Keyhole Can Help
Keyhole Software consultants were early adopters of this approach and have helped enterprise-level clients leverage these benefits. We work with clients in a number of capacities:
- Courses and workshops to train your development staff to correctly apply Microservices.
- Assessments and strategic plans to help your team to avoid the pitfalls in Microservices implementation.
- Keyhole Software experts to rewrite applications to a Microservices style of architecture.
Adoption By Different Development Communities
Keyhole Software consultants have extensive experience in the transition to Microservices from both the Java and .NET perspective.
In regards to the Java side of things, open source support is rampant. Companies such as Netflix, Groupon, PayPal, Airbnb have all implemented a Microservices architecture. Many have pioneered design patterns and produced various support frameworks that help to manage and implement a Microservices architecture style.
That said, the .NET community has simply not had the same kind of tooling and innovation that has been brought out in the Java community by companies like Netflix and Amazon. It took nearly three years after the release of Docker for Microsoft to get on the train. Since that time, it has been coming along very nicely, specifically in regards to Service Fabric. With Service Fabric you not only get the benefits of containerizing deployable bits, but you also get the added benefit of having Microservices best practices built in.
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Microservices In Three Steps
A three-step approach to integrating Microservices in the enterprise.
An assessment package designed to assess your software systems and provide a strategic roadmap for Microservices adoption.
Keyhole Consultants provided to help your team meet its goals with Microservices adoption.