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An Introduction to Microservices with Mark Russinovich

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I had the privilege of spending some time with Microsoft Azure CTO and cloud luminary Mark Russinovich discussing the topic of microservices. It was enlightening to have him explain how the cloud is driving the evolution of microservices -- and how we as developers can take advantage of these concepts to build and manage highly available applications at scale. I hope you learn as much as I did!


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  • Nicely connects dev, deploy, implementation and architecture

  • Informative and clear explanation. Thanks.

  • Great explanation of what really is a microservice

  • Great video summary.

    Can we do a deep dive with how to do an application using a naming service? Maybe a super simple example where you have a page, with two text boxes & button, click the button, it adds two numbers together using a GET request via the naming service [which two calculator endpoints, running in some container are registered] to find what servers are running an adding service? I know I'm needy but if you put out an example I am happy to follow :)

    PS: I drink the Microsoft coolaid so if you show me which one will play best with MVC and can run in a private cloud I'll be the happiest.

  •  Great talk, can't wait for the next episode.  If we can get Mark to talk for 25 mins on Service Fabric that would be awesome.

  • awesome video. Very good information.

  • Good overview of cluster managers toward the end of the video!  Really looking forward to the follow up on Service Fabric!

  • Good Start ! kind of more deep n to deployment. It would be great to see some examples

  • NeilNeil

    So what are the processes as far as task manager is concerned? (at the process level).

  • I've been reading and learning about Microservices for a good while and never really understood why & how Microservices was solving the monolithic application issue.  After watching the video, I now understand Microservices and why to use Microservices and it's technology and implementation. 

    Even though this is a video by Microsoft and with Microsoft employees, it provides a vendor agnostic explanation of Microservices.

    Here's a very good blog post by Mark that mirrors the video:

    Microservices: An application revolution powered by the cloudA very good read after you watch the video above. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microservices-an-application-revolution-powered-by-the-cloud/

  • I feel this explanation is a bit revisionist.

    N-teir Architecture was created to let application scale horizontally. There have been a number of precursors to Microservices that were available from hosting functionality in MTS containers and using proxies to very simple RPC call.    

    I think we have to be careful not destroy the lineage of our ideas otherwise we lose the real reason we are evolving them.

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