Cloud Native Patternsis your guide to developing strong applications that thrive in the dynamic, distributed, virtual world of the cloud. This book presents a mental model for cloud-native applications, along with the patterns, practices, and tooling that set them apart.
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About the Technology
Cloud platforms promise the holy grail: near-zero downtime, infinite scalability, short feedback cycles, fault-tolerance, and cost control. But how do you get there? By applying cloudnative designs, developers can build resilient, easily adaptable, web-scale distributed applications that handle massive user traffic and data loads. Learn these fundamental patterns and practices, and you'll be ready to thrive in the dynamic, distributed, virtual world of the cloud.
About the Book
With 25 years of experience under her belt, Cornelia Davis teaches you the practices and patterns that set cloud-native applications apart. With realistic examples and expert advice for working with apps, data, services, routing, and more, she shows you how to design and build software that functions beautifully on modern cloud platforms. As you read, you will start to appreciate that cloud-native computing is more about the how and why rather than the where.
The lifecycle of cloud-native apps
Cloud-scale configuration management
Zero downtime upgrades, versioned services, and parallel deploys
Service discovery and dynamic routing
Managing interactions between services, including retries and circuit breakers
About the Reader
Requires basic software design skills and an ability to read Java or a similar language.
About the Author
Cornelia Davis is Vice President of Technology at Pivotal Software. A teacher at heart, she's spent the last 25 years making good software and great software developers.
Table of Contents
PART 1 - THE CLOUD-NATIVE CONTEXT
You keep using that word: Defining "cloud-native"
Running cloud-native applications in production
The platform for cloud-native software
PART 2 - CLOUD-NATIVE PATTERNS
Event-driven microservices: It's not just request/response
App redundancy: Scale-out and statelessness
Application configuration: Not just environment variables
The application lifecycle: Accounting for constant change
Accessing apps: Services, routing, and service discovery
Interaction redundancy: Retries and other control loops
Fronting services: Circuit breakers and API gateways
Troubleshooting: Finding the needle in the haystack