Cloud Native Patterns: Designing Change-Tolerant Software

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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.

What's inside

  • 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

  1. You keep using that word: Defining cloud-native
  2. Running cloud-native applications in production
  3. The platform for cloud-native software
  5. Event-driven microservices: It's not just request/response
  6. App redundancy: Scale-out and statelessness
  7. Application configuration: Not just environment variables
  8. The application lifecycle: Accounting for constant change
  9. Accessing apps: Services, routing, and service discovery
  10. Interaction redundancy: Retries and other control loops
  11. Fronting services: Circuit breakers and API gateways
  12. Troubleshooting: Finding the needle in the haystack
  13. Cloud-native data: Breaking the data monolith
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