Microservices: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow

Nicola Dragoni, Saverio Giallorenzo, Alberto Lluch Lafuente, Manuel Mazzara*, Fabrizio Montesi, Ruslan Mustafin, Larisa Safina

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Abstract

Microservices is an architectural style inspired by service-oriented computing that has recently started gaining popularity. Before presenting the current state of the art in the field, this chapter reviews the history of software architecture, the reasons that led to the diffusion of objects and services first, and microservices later. Finally, open problems and future challenges are introduced. This survey primarily addresses newcomers to the discipline, while offering an academic viewpoint on the topic. In addition, we investigate some practical issues and point out a few potential solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPresent and Ulterior Software Engineering
EditorsManuel Mazzara, Bertrand Meyer
PublisherSpringer
Publication date1. Nov 2017
Pages195-216
ISBN (Print)9783319674247
ISBN (Electronic)9783319674254
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Publication statusPublished - 1. Nov 2017

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