Review: Sam Newman - Building Microservices

Sometimes, I read books that are related to my job. Building Microservices is one of them. For those who don’t know, Microservices are the buzzword in software development for the past 8 years. You can’t go to a conference without people asking you whether you build microservices. Yet so many people do it wrong. That’s where this book comes in. Or so I hoped. Let’s find out what I learnt from it.

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Newman starts his book by giving his view on software development and why he doesn’t like the term software architects. This already shows that the man has got it right. He then explains microservices, the ideas behind them and how to build them in a correct way.

There are so many useful references in this book. While there aren’t that much code examples, which is okay given the topics Newman touches, you get a good idea of what needs to be done. At the end, the book seems to read less smooth than in the beginning.

“Change is inevitable. Embrace it.” – Sam Newman

Building Microservices is a useful book for anyone in software development. It’s technical, but only up to a certain level. I am happy that I read it, although the last chapters slowed me down. I rate this book ✩✩✩✩ stars.

Have you read Building Microservices? What are your thoughts on the book? Let me know in the comments section below!