For a profession that stresses the importance of naming things well, we've done ourselves a disservice with microservices. The poor naming has led to misconceptions and misapplication of microservices by those hopping on the bandwagon, many times without deep understanding of its concepts.
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Microservices are all the rage these days but accessing data from multiple microservices can be a drag. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use GraphQL to make fetching and manipulating data from multiple sources easy as pie. Chris Anderson over at the Fauna blog will show you how.
LunchBadger announced an open source, Express.js API gateway project. Express Gateway was developed after countless requests for an open source, extensible gateway for Express.js. The gateway provides an alternative to out-of-the-box Express.js offerings.
These days microservices are often pursued because tech giants like Uber and Twitter use them. Adam Drake argues that your startup probably doesn't need them and that they should only be used when your monolith gets so complex making the app more modular won’t cut it.
CA Technologies today announced new capabilities within its API Management portfolio in an attempt to help developers, enterprise architects and digital leaders create and deploy microservices—and manage the APIs that connect and orchestrate microservices to build application architectures.
Microservices look like a universal solution to all the problems of managing a large monolithic app. However, software legend Martin Fowler recommends holding your horses. You shouldn’t even consider using them unless your team has some core competencies. He explains what they are over at his blog.
Serverless architectures have been gaining wide traction among developers over the last couple of years. This article is a technical tutorial on getting started with Google Cloud Functions, the serverless offering on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) which entered beta at the recent Cloud Next 2017.
IBM recently announced that it has open sourced its API Microgateway. The API Microgateway is a programmable API gateway that aims to help developers secure and control both microservices and APIs. It helps developers publish existing services as APIs or create new APIs from existing data sources.
IBM has announced that new capabilities have been added to IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk including a new API Gateway and automatic configuration of external endpoints. The new capabilities aim to make it easier and more secure for developers to connect event-driven programming with outside data and systems.