Microservices: A Language-Based Approach

Claudio Guidi, Ivan Lanese, Manuel Mazzara, Fabrizio Montesi [2017].
Book chapter in Present and Ulterior Software Engineering, pp. 217-225.

Microservices is an emerging development paradigm where software is obtained by composing autonomous entities, called (micro)services. However, microservice systems are currently developed using general-purpose programming languages that do not provide dedicated abstractions for service composition. Instead, current practice is focused on the deployment aspects of microservices, in particular by using containerization. In this chapter, we make the case for a languagebased approach to the engineering of microservice architectures, which we believe is complementary to current practice. We discuss the approach in general, and then we instantiate it in terms of the Jolie programming language.
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  author       = {Claudio Guidi and
                  Ivan Lanese and
                  Manuel Mazzara and
                  Fabrizio Montesi},
  editor       = {Manuel Mazzara and
                  Bertrand Meyer},
  title        = {Microservices: {A} Language-Based Approach},
  booktitle    = {Present and Ulterior Software Engineering},
  pages        = {217--225},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  year         = {2017},
  url          = {https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67425-4\_13},
  doi          = {10.1007/978-3-319-67425-4\_13},
  timestamp    = {Sun, 25 Oct 2020 22:32:23 +0100},
  biburl       = {https://dblp.org/rec/books/sp/17/GuidiLMM17.bib},
  bibsource    = {dblp computer science bibliography, https://dblp.org}

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