“Building microservices” re-visited and reflected…

It seems that “Building microservices” finally made it to general availability. Actually, I’ve been following the book quite a while now, signed up (and bought the ebook version) pretty early during its early-access phase, and, finally, am pretty pleased with what the result looks like…

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a better mousetrap #5: a Couch potatoes take on transports

As pointed out in my last post, I am about to dive a little deeper into our prototypical, experimental usage of Apache CouchDB in an environment which is a bit off the typical “web application” use case yet seems not all too bad a thing to use a technology like CouchDB for. Meet the “transport engine”.

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a better mousetrap #4: integrating on top of CouchDB

I’ve recently been writing about Apache CouchDB and its various features of interest in our environment, and I will continue doing so as, after working with this platform, I came across a bunch of thoughts I quickly felt like pinning down, either in order to remember them, or in order to eventually have some discussion on that topic as I still consider myself learner as far as both CouchDB and architecture on top of CouchDB is concerned.

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a better mouse trap #1: persistence, document storage and couchdb

Ever considered building a better mouse trap? Well. I do, actually, each and every day anew. I will leave out most of the more in-depth considerations related to this, as for now they don’t matter – the only thing worth knowing, initially, is that the process of “migrating”, “updating”, “rebuilding”, … an existing, fairly complex application system is something that is painful beyond all imagination, and this even while “just” considering the mere technical effects and aspects of this procedure…

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