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Discussion on: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started with Microservices

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Alex Sarafian

Exhaustive article and will done for the effort. Not sure what the purpose was. The only one I see is to do some sort of indexing of what is available. Don't get me wrong, it helps a lot.

Anyhow as a high level topic missed is how to make the services speak with each other. Synchronous or asynchronous probably with RPC.

Another topic is the versioning and the rollout. In my opinion if this is not understood or the culture can't deal with it, then microservices are wrong.

Too extend the above, the single most important topic to discuss is culture compatibility and not only with the development team. From what are the goals to what to expect and governance and more. Essentially how the entire organisation operates.

With regards to data, this is something almost never discussed. Most people consider a microservice as a reusable instance for every domain. But it shouldn't be like that. I group my services around one domain and those micro-services become internals along with their databases, which means copying databases. Kind of depends on the purpose.

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Sara Miteva Author

I agree, these are very important topics. But, they are very wide and deserve separate articles written for them. We could elaborate on them in some of our next articles.

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Alex Sarafian

Yes but so did the others you mentioned. I'm not criticizing you, just pointing gaps in what I think was an exercise post that resulted in some indexing of resources on the topic. Well done btw