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Deploying Reactive Microservices: free O'Reilly report by Edward Callahan

Deliver software with precision and confidence

We are happy to announce the availability of Deploying Reactive Microservices, a new O'Reilly report authored by Edward Callahan (@calncal), Senior Engineer at Lightbend. In this O’Reilly report, author Edward Callahan demonstrates how you can enable teams to deliver software with precision and confidence. 

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About this mini-book

Change is at the heart of the drive to adopt microservices. Big data is no longer at rest. It is now fast data streams. Enterprises are evolving to use fast data streams in order to mitigate the risk of being disrupted by small, faster fish. They are becoming software service providers. They are using software and data for everything from enhancing user experiences to obtaining levels of efficiency that were previously unimaginable. Markets are changing as a result. Companies today increasingly view themselves as having become software companies with expertise in their traditional sectors.

In this O’Reilly report, author Edward Callahan demonstrates that not only should you be certain to utilize the Reactive patterns in your operational platforms as well as your applications, but how, in doing so, you can enable teams to deliver software with precision and confidence. It is critical that these tools be dependable, but it is equally important that they also be enjoyable to work with in order to enable adoption by both developers and operations. The deployment toolset must be a reliable engine, for it is at the heart of iterative software delivery.

With this report, you will:

  • Get an overview of the Reactive Programming model and basic requirements for deploying Reactive microservices.
  • Gain an understanding of how to apply Reactive principles to tools and services for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized microservice applications across a distributed cluster.
  • Learn how to identify important traits that you should look for across the application delivery pipeline.

The detailed example in this report is based on Lagom, a new framework that helps you follow the requirements for building distributed, reactive systems. Available on GitHub as an Apache-licensed open source project, this example is freely available for download.




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