From monolith to microservices – an architect’s first-hand account (Part 2)

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This is a guest blog from a member of the MuleSoft community. Brad Cooper is a senior developer with more than 20 years professional experience in a variety of tools and languages, including Anypoint Platform. He holds numerous MuleSoft certifications, – including MuleSoft Certified Developer: Integration Professional – and hopes to add MuleSoft Certified Architect: Solution Design Specialist in the near future.

In my last post I described how and why,

From monolith to microservices – an architect’s first-hand account (Part 1)

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This is a guest blog from a member of the MuleSoft community. Brad Cooper is a senior developer with more than 20 years professional experience in a variety of tools and languages, including Anypoint Platform. He holds numerous MuleSoft certifications, – including MuleSoft Certified Developer: Integration Professional – and hopes to add MuleSoft Certified Architect: Solution Design Specialist in the near future.

What are microservices?

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Microservices – one of the most popular tech buzzwords  – are gaining traction in enterprises of all sizes. Major companies, from Spotify to Netflix, have become poster children for the values that microservices can provide.

Webinar: The Top 6 Microservices Architecture Patterns

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For the last several years, microservices has been an important trend in IT architecture. Technology consulting firm Thoughtworks has declared that “a microservices architecture as programming model” is one of the four rising trends of 2017, whereas others in the press are expressing their endorsement of microservices––making architects and IT executives feel a fear of missing out on the next exciting trend.

Microservices versus ESB

November 30 2016

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This post is by one of our MuleSoft champions, Antonio Abad.

Let’s start with a simple definition of both concepts:

“An ESB is basically the integration of the new and the old, providing a central place for the services, applications, and IT resources in general that you want to connect.”

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“A microservice architecture (vs. the legacy monolithic architecture) is an approach to developing a software application as a series of small services,

Take the API approach to microservices and lessons learned from SOA

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Download our Best Practices for Microservices whitepaper to gain a deeper perspective about our approach to microservices written in this post.

If IT today has a watchword, that word is “speed.” At the same time, IT is expected to protect the organization’s crown jewels (company finances and private customer records) and to keep services available and responsive. The message: Go faster, but don’t break anything important. Even Facebook has modified its motto on this front from “Move fast and break things” to “Move fast with stable infrastructure.”

In response to these pressures,

Integration design challenges: Top 3 best practices exposed like microservices

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Featured guest post on MuleSoft Blogs from Abraham Santiago, Principal Integration Consultant of WhiteSky Labs.

API middleware integration industry is definitely not short of Architectural principles, from top-down strategic initiatives like digital transformation and legacy modernization to developer-centric ones like event-driven architecture, microservices, and DevOps. But beyond that and onto the fun and games of actual delivery of services to enterprise customers,

Microservices with Mule

September 6 2016

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Govind Mulinti, a senior architect at Whishworks, is the guest author of this blog post. 

Microservices has been a buzz word for past few years. It talks about a technique of designing integrations and APIs as independently deployable services. There are certain characteristics around organizations around business capabilities, automated deployments, intelligent endpoints and distributed control of data.

Before we start on microservice style,