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In order to explain certain astronomical observations, physicists created the mysterious concepts of dark energy and dark matter. Dark energy is a repulsive force. It’s an anti-gravity that is forcing matter apart and accelerating the expansion of the universe. Dark matter has the opposite attraction effect. Although it’s invisible, dark matter has a gravitational effect on stars and galaxies.
In this presentation, you will learn how these metaphors apply to the microservice architecture. I describe how there are multiple repulsive forces that drive the decomposition of your application into services. You will learn, however, that there are also multiple attractive forces that resist decomposition and bind software elements together. I describe how as an architect you must find a way to balance these opposing forces.
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Dark Energy, Dark Matter: Imperfect Metaphors for Designing Microservices
Chris Richardson is a developer and architect. He is a Java Champion, a JavaOne rock star and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate.