Delivered 2017-09-16 at RESTFest 2017, Greenville, SC, USA



Prepared Talk







Talks about three different ‘types’ of microservices (Stateless, Persistence, and Aggregation) and why you need to design and implement each of them differently. Also reviews typical challenges of implementing components on a network including references to Michael Nyaard’s Fail-Fast, Circuit-Breaker and others patterns.

Some ideas mentioned in the Q&A:

  • Create a checklist to help devs

  • Make these patterns into playing cards

  • Would be cool to have a developer UI that prompted for these patterns, suggested solutions

  • "Is retry covered in the Nygaard book?" (not sure)

Speaker: Mike Amundsen

Director of API Architecture, API Academy, CA Technologies

An internationally known author and lecturer, Mike Amundsen travels throughout the world consulting and speaking on a wide range of topics including distributed network architecture, Web application development, and other subjects.

In his role of Director of Architecture for the API Academy, Amundsen heads up the API Architecture and Design Practice in North America. He is responsible for working with companies to provide insight on how best to capitalize on the myriad opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprise.

Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers on programming over the last 15 years. His last book was a collaboration with Leonard Richardson titled "RESTful Web APIs" published in 2013. His 2011 book, “Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node”, is an oft-cited reference on building adaptable Web applications. He is currently working to complete a new book - "RESTful Web Clients" due out from O’Reilly in 2016.