Inter-Service Communication, Consumer-Driven Contract Testing, and Service Versioning (Ep. 39)

November 3, 2016 Coté


Distributed systems are hard. Building a microservices architecture that supports evolutionary changes without causing massive problems? Especially hard. In this podcast, we grabbed Pivotal employees Oliver Gierke, Kenny Bastani, and Andrew Clay Shafer to discuss microservices design and evolution. We chatted about decomposing monolithic systems, limiting coupling and communication between services, defining contracts that can be shared with consumers to “test” the service, and various approaches for versioning a service. While we didn’t experience a magical epiphany, we did uncover some important considerations for teams that are heading down a microservices path.

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Contracts & friends

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