Based on our experience developing a sample storefront application as part of the IBM Garage Method Reference Architecture for Microservices, this post summarizes key design decisions to consider as part of a Kubernetes-based deployment and offers our recommendations.
As part of developing cloud-native business applications, the microservices architecture has gained popularity because it simplifies the delivery of independently packaged and deployed application units as part of a larger application. In this brief how-to, you'll learn how to create a simple microservice that manages product reviews in a NoSQL Cloudant database. This how-to's code is a modified excerpt of a larger, more complex microservices-based retail web and mobile application that is one of the IBM Cloud Architecture Center reference implementations.
Are you interested in deploying microservice apps to the cloud? After you deploy your app to the cloud, do you want to use sophisticated tools to monitor, control, and interpret the results of your deployments? You can use the IBM®Bluemix® Continuous Delivery and IBM Cloud DevOps Insights services to manage and deploy microservice apps. To learn how, try the Create and use a microservices toolchain with DevOps Insights (v2) tutorial on the IBM Cloud Garage Method website.
Today IBM has released a beta of Kubernetes support in the IBM Bluemix Container Service. The IBM Bluemix Container Service, now combines Docker and Kubernetes to deliver powerful tools, an intuitive user experience, and built-in security and isolation to enable rapid delivery of applications all while leveraging Cloud Services including cognitive capabilities from Watson
The Bluemix Developer Console an evolution of the Bluemix Mobile Dashboard will follow a pattern based approach to building cloud native applications. The patterns will include but not limited to Mobile, Web, BFF( Backend for Frontend ) and Microservices. Each pattern will have a set of starters that a developer can use to get started. In this blog we will take a look at the Microservice Pattern.
Think of a microservice within a cloud native application as similar to a Linux process: it’s designed to do one thing very well, runs only when and as long as needed, and often combines with others to work together on data. Since microservices run in containers, how a cloud platform manages relationships and resources among containers running the components of the overall application most definitely effects performance. Get microservices and containers right with Bluemix clients and experts in these sessions.
If you have never been to IBM’s Interconnect, you might be wondering “With all of the other conferences and events focused on developers and technical topics, what makes Interconnect different?” Well, let me share some of my experiences so you can see for yourself why it is worth attending.
In this article, we'll discuss our build pipeline in more detail. We'll talk about how we get from microservice source artifacts (including code) to deployable binaries, and scripts/metadata for configuring and deploying them.