API Gateway: the microservice superglue

Ironhack Madrid
Ironhack Madrid
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Paseo de la chopera 14 · Madrid

How to find us

Dentro del matadero, cerca de la casa del lector :)

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Building a microservices based architecture from an existing monolithic application is a non-trivial task with a lot of challenges. You will likely end up in with a completely different system in terms of architecture, components and more importantly the API surface you’re exposing; and that means breaking changes for your clients.

Is there a better way?

In this presentation we will deconstruct a sample monolithic application and refactor it into a set of microservices using a naive approach, taming all the problems that will rise one by one, and discover how a proper RESTful architecture combined with an API Gateway are invaluable tools for journey.

By the end of the presentation, we’ll fully make the switch from a monolithic application to microservices based version (and viceversa) without breaking the clients at all.

Speaker: Vincenzo Chianese