Building microservices

Notes on the Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems book by Sam Newman.

About this book:

Distributed systems have become more fine-grained in the past 10 years, shifting from code-heavy monolithic applications to smaller, self-contained microservices. But developing these systems brings its own set of headaches. With lots of examples and practical advice, this book takes a holistic view of the topics that system architects and administrators must consider when building, managing, and evolving microservice architectures.

Microservice technologies are moving quickly. Author Sam Newman provides you with a firm grounding in the concepts while diving into current solutions for modeling, integrating, testing, deploying, and monitoring your own autonomous services. You’ll follow a fictional company throughout the book to learn how building a microservice architecture affects a single domain.


  1. Microservices
  2. Evolutionary architects
  3. How to model services
  4. Integration
  5. Splitting the monolith
  6. Deployment
  7. Testing
  8. Monitoring
  9. Security
  10. Conway’s Law and System Design
  11. Microservices at Scale
  12. Bringing it all together