Just finished reading Building Microservices by Sam Newman. In really simple words it explains what’s great about microservices architectures, and what to think about when designing, developing, deploying, and monitoring them.


A lot of it will seem very fundamental and basic to seasoned backend developers - the microservice trend has been ongoing for some time now. But although I’ve been building services for a while now, I still found a lot useful things in the book that I’ll take with me. I didn’t for example know about Conway’s Law, which basically says that the software built by a company will reflect the company’s organisational structure.

I really recommend this book for developers who are either new to building backend services or is working with a monolithic architecture and is trying to work out how to make the switch to a microservice architecture but wondering how to go about doing so.