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It's not only about microservices, it is a great book on modern distributed systems architecture
Reviewed in the United States on November 14, 2016
You wanted to read a hispter guide on how microservices are a silver bullet and how should you never ever build a monolithic system again? Sorry, this is not the book for ya. This is not another buzzwordy book on microservices, this is actually a very mature book on modern software architecture - building distributed systems using smaller-sized services (microservices if you will) instead of building large monolithic systems.
In my opinion this book should be read by people used to building traditional monolithic applications, using layered architecture and backed by a relational database.
The author (Sam Newman) will talk about distributed systems in general and new challenges introduced by a migration towards this style. Microservices aren't a silver bullet and perhaps you shouldn't event start with building one, monolithic codebases are fine for short or mid term runs, you can iterate fast, and refactoring and re-shuffling is easy. Once you have solid understanding of your business domain then you could start considering the migration to smaller services (the catch here is to identify the time when this is needed, it shouldn't be neither too soon nor too late). Facade design pattern is a good friend for building coarse-grained services (within the monolith) and then splitting them to smaller services.
Continuous delivery changes once you own multiple microservices (and heck, people can actually OWN them now!), and how not to design for future (sharing via database is plain wrong and introduces terrible amounts of coupling). The only thing I wish was different is the title, it looks like it is trying to take advantage of the new buzzword, but to me this seems like second edition of M. Fowler's "Patterns of Enterprise Software Architecture". And that's a must read.