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Online course



Delivered by Sam Newman
November 20th - November 21st
6 hours per day/ 2 days

You will learn about...

  1. Microservices in general - What microservices are? Advantages and disadvantages of microservices. When should you use them, and when shouldn’t you use them?
  2. Service Modelling - Characteristics of “good” services. Introduction to domain-driven design. The usefulness of Bounded Contexts when defining service boundaries. Event storming and capability modeling​
  3. Splitting Out Services - Planning a transition. Incremental decomposition patterns
  4. Service Collaboration - Synchronous vs asynchronous. Event-based collaboration vs Request
  5.  Response - Coverage of technology options including REST, RPC, Actor frameworks, Message. Brokers including Kafka. Choreography vs Orchestration
  6. Testing - End-to-end testing in a microservice world. Test types and feedback, Consumer-driven contracts.
  7. Observability - Log aggregation. Correlation IDs. Metrics collection. Semantic monitoring & synthetic transactions. Real-user monitoring Synthetic Transactions
  8. Resiliency & Scaling - Types of scaling (scaling cube + more). Scaling for load vs scaling for resiliency. Circuit Breakers and connection pooling Bulkheads & timeouts. Service Meshes & Message Brokers


2 weeks


6 hours per day






529 Eur


microservices, monoliths


Developers, team leads, architects, and testers

2 days


Course description 

Prepare for A Rapidly Changing World - Develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to thrive in this changing world.


Ever experienced that moment where your heart sinks at the words “We just want you to make this one, small and trivial change…”. If you build software, change is an inevitable force in your life and your ability to react to change can be the difference between a killer product and a last-to-the-post flop. 

For over 10 years, the focus has been consistently applied to helping us work in a more agile and adaptable fashion, with far less focus on how to create software that thrives in an agile environment.

As companies are becoming more and more agile, and we see how they can now adapt in order to innovate and compete faster than their competition, software development teams are being forced to maintain and evolve large, monolithic applications at a pace of change that those architectures were never meant to withstand, let alone embrace!

The microservice software architecture allows a system to be divided into a number of smaller, individual, and independent services. 


Each service is flexible, robust, composable, and complete. They run as autonomous processes and communicate with one another through APIs. Each microservice can be implemented in a different programming language on a different platform. Almost any infrastructure can run in a container that holds services encapsulated for operation.

Why Microservices?

  • It is easier to Build and Maintain Apps

  • Improved Productivity, speed & better code quality

  • Flexibility in Using Technologies/language and Scalability

  • Autonomous, Cross-functional Teams

  • Focus on building business functionality, not *just* code


The course is designed so that it can fit in with your other commitments for work and home.

 It is split into two 6 hour parts spread over two days. 

Each session includes interactive lectures, Q&A, as well as optional homework to help connect the days and weeks. 

November 20th, Saturday
10 AM - 5 PM (GMT+3)
(PART 1) Building Microservices
November 21st, Sunday
10 AM - 5 PM (GMT+3)
(PART 2) Building Microservices



Course dates & times

Sam Newman is an independent consultant specializing in helping people ship software fast.  

Sam has worked extensively with the cloud, continuous delivery, and microservices and is especially preoccupied with understanding how to more easily deploy working software into production.  

For the last few years, he has been focusing on the area of microservice architectures. He has worked with a variety of companies in multiple domains around the world, often with one foot in the developer world and another in the IT operations space.  

Previously, he spent over a decade at ThoughtWorks and then left to join a startup, before setting up his own company. Sam speaks frequently at conferences and is the author of Building Microservices (O’Reilly).

Taking this course you will get...


After each lesson


Slides, references,

real-world examples


Collaborative team-work tools


Get direct access to the trainer & attendees On Slack Channel. Chat, share & ask directly


Register to the course

Online course tickets are on sale already! 

Build Stuff online courses provides the same experience and access to experts that you would have in an in-person course, without needing to leave your desk or couch.

20 Nov 2021, 10:00 EET
build stuff 2019

Take this online course if: 

  • You are thinking to adopt a microservice architecture or want to consult about it with the expert who has been there

  • You want a firm foundation in one of the most-talked-about technology trends of recent years

  • You want to become more of a technical leader and need to better understand how to determine the right solutions for your problems. Determine if you should use microservices for your own project.


Course details

Who should attend?

The workshop itself is aimed at technologists currently working with, or planning to work with microservices. 

It’s suitable for architects, technical leads, developers, automation testers, and operations people. 


This is a participatory course. You won't get to just sit there and watch - the more you participate in the workshop, the more you'll get out!

Prior knowledge of service-oriented architectures generally or microservices specifically is useful, but by no means essential.

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