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Microservices Manchester - What's in a name?

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This month we have Peter Rodgers, CEO of 1060 Research (, sharing his thoughts on an alternative way to view microservices.

If you have something you'd like to share, there are lightning talk slots available on a first come first served basis. Try out a new talk, get something off your chest or wow us with your juggling skills.

This meetup is being generously hosted by Code Computerlove ( at their offices.

A selection of drinks will be on hand at the venue, provided by OpenCredo (


18:30 - 19:00 Drinks and social mingling

19:00 - 19:15 Marcus Robinson - "How many Microservices fabrics can be deployed in 15 minutes?"

19:15 - 19:30

19:30 - 20:30 Peter Rodgers - "MicroServices or MicroResources"

20:30 - ?? Relocate to the pub


Main Talk

MicroServices or MicroResources?

Peter Rodgers

Microservices allow us to adopt composite architectures in which the value of the composite is greater than the sum of the parts. Compositional solutions have a long tradition and are a core element of the Unix philosophy.

Through REST we understand that the Web is a Resource Oriented Architecture. So perhaps we should think of microservices in terms of "microresources"?

In this talk we will introduce Resource Oriented Computing, a general abstraction for software in which "everything is a resource". ROC solutions are built by composing resources from service endpoints located in "microweb" spaces.

Evolvable highly scaled, ultra-high performance solutions are created by the scale-invariant composition of "microwebs". Resources all the way down, or if you prefer, micro-, nano-, femto-services all the way down...

Peter Rodgers is the architect of NetKernel and the father of Resource Oriented Computing. Peter started his research into ROC at Hewlett Packard Labs. Before REST was published he started thinking seriously about the Web as an abstraction for general software with the aim that the economics of the Web could be introduced to any software solution.

Lightning Talks

How many Microservices fabrics can be deployed in 15 minutes?

Marcus Robinson

Using cloud technologies it is easier than ever to deploy a platform for running your microservices. We will discuss options for running microservices on Microsoft Azure and deploy as many microservices fabrics as we have time for in 15 minutes!