During the GoTo Amsterdam conference this year, I did a talk on “Resilience Engineering in a Microservice Landscape”.
About the talk
In this talk I show how we at bol.com achieve fault tolerance across our application landscape. Our site depends on dozens of services, that might fail at any time and we don’t want this to affect our customer experience. I discuss the applied resilience techniques, like bulk heading, load shedding and circuit breakers, via a live demo and show how it can save your day as well. I dive into the code and I show you how to apply these techniques, using the open source Hystrix library. Finally, I share our experiences from applying Hystrix to our code base and provide insight into our operational learnings.