Microservices are getting very popular these days. It’s not a surprise; this software architecture style has a lot of advantages, like flexibility and ease of scale. Mapping them into small teams in an organization also gives you a lot of efficiency in development. However, going on the adventure of microservices knowing only the benefits is a wrong call: you need to know what you are facing and be prepared for that in advance. You can get a lot of knowledge from many books and articles on the Internet but, when you get hands-on code, the story changes.
In this chapter, we introduce the approach that this book follows and we summarize its main contents. This helps you understand the wholepicture before getting into the details.