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Free PDF download: Microservices: The foundation of tomorrow's enterprise applications

What do business leaders need to know about microservices? Find out by downloading the free PDF ebook version of a special report from ZDNet and TechRepublic.

Microservices: The foundation of tomorrow's enterprise applications

What do business leaders need to know about microservices? Find out by downloading the free PDF ebook version of a special report from ZDNet and TechRepublic.

To some, microservices can seem complex, confusing, and doubtful to live up to their promises. Others view microservices as picking up where service-oriented architecture (SOA) left off, making development faster, more scalable, and more flexible. 

How are businesses adopting microservices as part of their technology stack? And why? ZDNet and TechRepublic published a PDF ebook: Microservices: The foundation of tomorrow's enterprise applications, to find out. Here's a look at what's in this free PDF ebook.

TechRepublic contributor Patrick Gray provides an overview on how a microservices architecture can be useful to an organization in the article, 'Microservices 101: A guide to microservice architecture.'

Microservices and service-oriented architecture are often compared, but the two frameworks are quite different and have unique uses in enterprise environments. Learn more in TechRepublic contributor Brandon Vigliarolo's feature, 'SOA versus microservices: How are they different?'

SEE: Microservices: The foundation of tomorrow's enterprise applications (TechRepublic)

With microservices, IT should abandon the old ways of securing applications and focus on the three guiding principles of traceability, visibility, and compartmentalization. TechRepublic contributor Matt Asay explains why in his article, 'Best practices for securing microservices.'

In the feature, 'Australian neobank Xinja is mastering integration through microservices,' ZDNet's Aimee Chanthadavong investigates the neobank's decision to implement an event-based microservices architecture.

Microservices may not be for everyone. There are many situations in which they may do more harm than good, cautions ZDNet contributor Joe McKendrick in the article, '8 ways to make sure you really need microservices.'

Containers and microservices are paving the way to DevOps. However, as with any promising technology approach, they require management care and feeding. ZDNet Contributor's Joe McKendrick investigates in the article, '8 speed bumps that may slow down the microservices and container express.'

Also in this ebook, TechRepublic contributor Patrick Gray shares some implementation considerations in the feature, 'How to plan a microservices implementation.' In 'How to avoid turning microservices into distributed spaghetti code,' TechRepublic contributor Matt Asay reports how developing easy-to-maintain microservices requires a thoughtful approach.

To read all these articles, plus details on original research from TechRepublic Premium, download the free PDF ebook: Microservices: The foundation of tomorrow's enterprise applications.

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