Designing Microservices: From Architecting to Data Modeling


How does designing microservices differ from designing more traditional applications? What is a better way to learn than to take a problem, analyse the requirements, explore the design options, apply the concepts of bounded context, and arrive at the architecture and design of Microservices to realize the requirements? Come to this workshop to get practical, hands-on practice to navigate from requirements to a workable solution and along the way learn about different architectural goals and approaches that can help with design.

Course contents

This workshop is hands-on and includes a good balance between lectures and group exercises. Attendees are encouraged to pair and work on the labs. The workshop is highly interactive and expects the attendees to participate in creating solutions for the example requirements we’ll take. The topics covered include:

Microservices vs. Monoliths:
-what are they
-fundamental differences
-when to build one vs. the other

Tenets of Microservices:
-does and don’ts
-Core principles
-Variations in architecture
-building microservices

Design Considerations:
-design principles
-evaluating the trade offs
-priorities when building microservices

Data Modeling:
-bounded context
-case study
-creating distributed data model for microservices

Target audience and prerequisites

Software developers, programmers, leads, architects who are keenly interested in learning about what it takes to create microservices from the architecture down to the design and code level.


About the Instructor:
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc. and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award-winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at ( You can reach him by email at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) or on Twitter at @venkat_s.

 - 2 August 2024