Composite UIs for Microservices - Server Composition

Posts in this series: A primer Composition options Client composition Server composition Data composition In the last post, we looked at techniques for composing on the client side. One of the issues we saw is there aren't really a lot of tools to perform composition, nor are there explicit building blocks to do so. The story is largely the same on the server side, where we don't have a lot [Read More]

Domain Command Patterns - Handlers

In the last post, we looked at validation patterns in domain command handlers in response to a question, "Command objects should [always/never] have return values". This question makes an assumption - that we have command objects! In this post, I want to look at a few of our options for handling domain commands: When I look at command handling, I'm really talking about the actual "meat" of the request [Read More]

Domain Command Patterns - Validation

I don't normally like to debate domain modeling patterns (your project won't succeed or fail because of what you pick), I do still like to have a catalog of available patterns to me. And one thing that comes up often are "how should I model commands?": In general, apps I build follow CQRS, where I split my application architecture into distinct commands and queries. However, no two applications are identical [Read More]

Swagger, the REST Kryptonite

Swagger, a tool to help design, build, document, and consume RESTful APIs is ironically kryptonite for building actual RESTful APIs. The battle over the term "REST" is lost, where "RESTful" simply means "an API over HTTP" but these days is 99% of the time referring to "RPC over HTTP". In a post covering the problems with Swagger, the author outlines some familiar issues I've seen with it (and its progenitors [Read More]

Refactoring Towards Resilience: Process Manager Solution

Other posts in this series: A primer Evaluating Stripe Options Evaluating SendGrid Options Evaluating RabbitMQ Options Evaluating Coupling Async Workflow Options Process Manager Solution In the last post, we examined all of our coordination options as well as our process coupling to design a solution for our order processor. In my experience, it's this part of design async workflows that's by far the hardest. The code behind building these workflows [Read More]