Friday, July 24, 2015

Build an API for microservices in 5 minutes

In 2002 (yes, more than a decade ago), Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, famously mandated that all internal development teams at the company must expose their data and functionality through Web services interfaces that can easily be consumed. He further specified that there would be no other form of communication other than via these APIs, that they must be “externalizable,” and that anyone who does not follow this edict will be fired.

One might question his management style or whether this makes sense for all internal systems, but you can’t deny the massive growth and success of AWS that sprung out of this architecture. Today, Amazon’s market share of the growing $16.5 billion cloud infrastructure services space is greater than all of its competitors combined.

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