Synchronous communication - circuit breaker and fallback

basics communication

The circuit breaker is a communication pattern that helps to avoid cascading failure of the system and gives dependent services time to recover. Along with fallback values defined by the developer, it gives a pretty wide safe net when communication channel is broken.

7 May 2020

Synchronous communication - connection settings and retries

basics communication

The simplest possible strategy that can help with communication issues is retrying to execute the request again. Maybe it was just a network glitch and it will work just fine when you try to call it again. Introducing retries is a relatively simple step that can improve the stability of your service. But before adding retries check if you’ll not be waiting for 2 minutes for establishing the connection…​

17 Mar 2020

Synchronous services communication

basics communication

At work, we are splitting the monolithic application into smaller services. From time to time we have some challenges in doing it the right way. Lately, most of the splitting is focused on cutting out frontends to be outside of the monolith. It gives solid results as we are getting logic and business rules in one place. The downside is that most of the communication has to be synchronous which creates interesting problems to solve.

28 Feb 2020