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Difference between Microservices and SOA

Paul Preiss: SOA contrast, just a contrast. Your physical reaction, I think, was a good start. I'm just asking for your basic contrast for the- if we're in a conference and I'm another architect, I don't understand the difference between Microservices and SOA. Venky: The SOA, it gives a more structural layered approach to doing

What Are Microservices?

Paul: Micro-services. Venky: Micro-services. Okay. Micro-services is the definition and the way they are implemented. They do a very specific function that can be completely contained and packaged. They will never give you something that an end-user can really make use of. Paul: Can you give me an example of that? Is Calculate Premium a

Successfully finding a good API

MetLife's Enterprise Integration Architect, Venkatesh (Venky) Ravlrala, discusses how to successfully find a good API. Depending on the business objectives of the company and the organization, there are some companies which totally rely on monetizing their APIs, meaning API is their money-making source, but for companies like Met Life, that may not be the one,

Swagger vs. RAML

Yeah. Again, it was a gut feel that we started down this path of using a micro-service as architecture for productizing our services. We're essentially breaking up the monolith and taking that, and making it a bunch of micro-services. Part of that is exposing an API through a gateway. Then, also part of that is

Measuring Speed to Market

Principal Software Engineer, Phil Helm, talks about ways that he measures speed to market for MetLife. Yeah, that's a good question. I don't know that that's been explicitly defined. It's one of those requirements where you could have multiple interpretations of it. I think, from a business perspective, it's more of a gut feel. The