What are Microservices?
Microservices can be defined as a set of loosely coupled, autonomous applications that are part of the collective whole. In other words, to develop an application, you decompose the problem domain into a set of various parts and then develop each part independently. The individual microservices will eventually need to communicate with each other to accomplish the application tasks. The opposite of a microservice application is called a monolith. Microservices application architectures are suitable for cloud applications (cloud-native applications). They have several advantages including:
- Highly scalable
- Easier to develop the individual components
- Suitable for the DevOps teams implementing CI/CD as code can be easily deployed
- Easier to get new hires productive
As corporations migrate their applications from on-premise to the Cloud environments, there is a need to redesign the applications to best leverage the cloud architecture. All big corporations and small ones alike are doing microservices. Companies like Netflix, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, etc. Existing developers that don't know how to develop for the cloud may soon become obsolete. There is a high demand for professionals who can develop applications using the Microservices application architecture.
Why Study Microservices?
Either you are already an experienced developer or an aspiring one, you need to learn to develop for the cloud because the cloud is the new normal. These architectures may be more challenging to develop than the monolith but then your job may depend on it. For career growth and job satisfaction, this is the new way to go, irrespective of which programming language that you may currently be using.
This course is aimed at equipping you with all the relevant skills that you need to be a developer capable of implementing the Microservices application architectures. Python is the preferred language that we use in teaching this course. The only prerequisite for this class is that you take the Python programming class before starting this class.
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