How to drive an Event-driven Architecture for microservices

Event-driven Architecture logoAn Event-driven architecture (EDA) could be a candidate to realize a communication-basis between microservices and an approach to get the services mostly decoupled. The architectural pattern exist for a couple of years and has been described in papers and articles like [1,2,3].
However in this and the following post I won’t repeat the theory in detail, I’d rather like to describe how to sketch an EDA based system and just sometimes use quotations of the papers above – like [1]:

An event is a notable thing that happens inside or outside your business.

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Prototype sketching with Apache Camel

Almost every new project contains legacy code, legacy components or systems. Besides the business-logic a lot of boilerplate code has to be created; only to realize the integration of the legacy parts. Additionally at the beginning of a project it is not clear if the chosen approach works to integrate the legacy components. Coding different scenarios to integrate several technologies is not done within a few hours, more likely in a couple of days. I.e an architecture or integration prototype would be helpful to verify the ideas and figuring out possible issues and challenges up front. Continue reading “Prototype sketching with Apache Camel”