Developing microservices on Kubernetes

Microservices and microservice architecture is the modern approach to building cloud applications as independent services using Kubernetes.

One of the greatest challenges of moving from traditional monolithic application design to a microservices architecture is being able to monitor your business transaction flow—the flow of events via micro service calls throughout your entire system.

What are Microservices?

Microservices are an architecture for breaking up a monolithic application into a collection of smaller pieces. Each of those pieces provides a particular function via a well-defined and carefully managed API. The collection delivers the same overall business value as the original monolithic application, but the independence of the individual pieces means they can be updated much more quickly without impacting the overall collection. (This requires, of course, that any changes to the API are done in a backwards-compatible way.)

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Custom policies in Red Hat 3scale API Management, Part 1: Overview

Custom policies in Red Hat 3scale API Management, Part 1: Overview

February 24, 2021

API management platforms such as Red Hat 3scale API Management provide an API gateway as a reverse proxy between API requests and responses. In this stage, most API management platforms optimize the request-response pathway and avoid introducing complex processing and delays. Such platforms provide minimal policy enforcement such as authentication, authorization, and rate-limiting. With the […]

Installing Red Hat OpenShift API Management

Installing Red Hat OpenShift API Management

February 23, 2021

Red Hat OpenShift API Management is a new managed application service designed as an add-on to Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated. The service provides developers with a streamlined experience when developing and delivering microservices applications with an API-first approach. OpenShift API Management was built on the success of 3scale API Management and designed to let developers easily […]

Integrating Spring Boot with Red Hat Integration Service Registry

Integrating Spring Boot with Red Hat Integration Service Registry

February 15, 2021

Most of the new cloud-native applications and microservices designs are based on event-driven architecture (EDA), responding to real-time information by sending and receiving information about individual events. This kind of architecture relies on asynchronous, non-blocking communication between event producers and consumers through an event streaming backbone such as Red Hat AMQ Streams running on top […]

Spring Boot on Quarkus: Magic or madness?

Spring Boot on Quarkus: Magic or madness?

February 9, 2021

Quarkus is a Java stack tailored for OpenJDK HotSpot (or OpenJ9 on zSeries) and GraalVM, crafted from optimized Java libraries and standards. It is a good choice for building highly-scalable applications while using lower amounts of CPU and memory resources than other Java frameworks. These applications can be traditional web applications, serverless applications, or even […]

Introducing the Red Hat build of Eclipse Vert.x 4.0

Introducing the Red Hat build of Eclipse Vert.x 4.0

January 21, 2021

If you are interested in reactive, non-blocking, and asynchronous Java development, you are likely familiar with Eclipse Vert.x. The project started in 2011 and successfully moved to the Eclipse Foundation in 2013. Since then, Vert.x has undergone nine years of rigorous development and grown into a thriving community. It is one of the most widely […]

Getting started with Tekton and Pipelines

Getting started with Tekton and Pipelines

January 13, 2021

Tekton is a powerful, Kubernetes-native framework for creating continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) systems. In this article, we’ll use real-world examples to show you how to install Tekton, create Tasks, and eventually create our own pipeline. What’s a pipeline? Great question! In software development, pipelines are automated processes that drive software through a process of […]

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