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Advanced Microservices

A Hands-on Approach to Microservice Infrastructure and Tooling


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Thomas Hunter II
    Pages 1-11
  3. Thomas Hunter II
    Pages 13-54
  4. Thomas Hunter II
    Pages 55-72
  5. Thomas Hunter II
    Pages 73-87
  6. Thomas Hunter II
    Pages 89-118
  7. Thomas Hunter II
    Pages 119-130
  8. Thomas Hunter II
    Pages 131-150
  9. Thomas Hunter II
    Pages 151-155
  10. Thomas Hunter II
    Pages 157-170
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 171-181

About this book


Teaches you to use the many types of tools required to navigate and maintain a microservice ecosystem. This book examines what is normally a complex system of interconnected services and clarifies them one at a time, first examining theoretical requirements then looking at concrete tools, configuration, and workflows.

Building out these systems includes many concerns such as containerization, container orchestration, build pipelines and continuous integration solutions, automated testing, service discovery, logging and analytics. You will examine each of these tools and understand how they can be combined within an organization. You will design an automated build pipeline from Pull Request to container deployment, understand how to achieve High Availability and monitor application health with Service Discovery, and learn how to collaborate with other teams, write documentation, and describe bugs.

Covering use of Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana), and StatsD and Grafana for analytics, you will build on your existing knowledge of Service-Oriented Architecture and gain an advanced, practical understanding of everything from infrastructure development to team collaboration. 


Docker Kubernetes Swagger Postman Elasticsearch Logstash Kibana StatsD Grafana Jenkins HAProxy Nginx Consul

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.San FranciscoUSA

About the authors

Thomas Hunter II previously worked as a Developer Advocate and API Architect for Barracuda Networks’, a large file-sharing and storage service, where his main concern was getting a well-documented API into the hands of third-party developers. Part of his duties involved building an OAuth 1.0a provider from scratch using PHP, a fate he wouldn’t wish on his worst of enemies.

Currently Thomas spends his days at OpenTable where he maintains microservices, builds new ones as needed, and generates cURL requests for other teams to debug their services. His nights are occasionally spent giving talks at meetups and conferences.

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