Building Microservices

Building Microservices is published by O'Reilly, available now.

The book is aimed at practioners and architects and helps you understand what Microservices are, the advantages and disadvantages, and contains lots of practical advice to help them implement them in your own organisation.

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Who The Book Is Aimed At

Over the last 5 years I've become convinced that architecture is often overlooked in terms of the part it plays in making things like Continuous Delivery possible. To that end I've been looking at different patterns that help teams more easily ship working software, which led eventually to Microservices.

The book covers off multiple aspects of designing distributed systems. As such it should be of value to any developer interested in more general system design, full-stack developers, architects or people who work in operations.


You can get Building Microservices as an ebook, or as a hard copy O'Reilly or other retailers now.

In addition, there is an English-language print edition available for the local market in India.


The book is currently being translated into several languages, with some versions already available. Please take all ETAs below with a pinch of salt!

  • Chinese Complex - ETA TBC
  • Chinese Simplified - ETA TBC
  • German - Available Now
  • Japanese - Available Now
  • Korean - ETA TBC
  • Polish - Available Now
  • Russian - Available Now

I'll keep this list updated as details are confirmed.

If you are interested in helping translate the book into a language not seen here, then please contact me and I'l put you in touch with the right people at O'Reilly.

Getting The Dead-Tree Book Outside the US

The book is shipped to local distributors &/or printed locally, this means it could take a while for it to become available in your local area. Please let me know if you have success finding it, especially if you're in places like South America, Africa, India or China, and I'll make note of it here. India should already have a locally printed version available

For Australia where I live, the best bet seems to be to go via booko, as they look at multiple sites all over the world, and allow you to easily compare the total costs. Unfortunately it is often much cheaper to ship a book from the UK than buy it locally!