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§Frequently Asked Questions

This is a good place to start when you hit something odd: FAQ List.


Seneca tutorials offer a deep dive into a particular concept or feature. We also have a number of sample projects, small and large that demonstrate how to use Seneca in a number of different ways and with different complimentary technologies.

§Sample projects

For convenience, we have a number of sample apps in a single repository. This repository covers single concepts as well as popular plugins. See the repo at Seneca examples.


NodeZoo is a search engine for Node.js modules. The complete system is an example of a real- world service built using Node.js microservices. Each microservice is published in its own GitHub repository. The code base is intended to be used as a larger-scale example and as a starting point for your own projects. See the system at NodeZoo.



Here are some talks about Seneca and Microservices:


These books help you understand how to design, build and deploy microservice systems. Some of them cover Seneca directly, and others provide more general guidance. The ideas in the books listed here can be applied using Seneca without restriction. They all contain useful insights, and more importantly, real-world lessons.

§The Tao of Microservices

The Tao of Microservices teaches you the path to understanding how to apply microservices architecture with your own real-world projects. This high-level book offers you a conceptual view of microservice architectures, along with core concepts and their application. You’ll also find a detailed case study for the system, including all source code and documentation. By the end of the book, you’ll have explored in depth the key ideas of the microservice architecture and will be able to design, analyze and implement systems based on this architecture.

The Tao of Microservices

§Building Microservices

Distributed systems have become more fine-grained in the past 10 years, shifting from code- heavy monolithic applications to smaller, self-contained microservices. But developing these systems brings its own set of headaches. With lots of examples and practical advice, this book takes a holistic view of the topics that system architects and administrators must consider when building, managing, and evolving microservice architectures.

Building Microservices

§Antifragile Software

We’ve spent over a decade now becoming more and more agile and adaptable in our ways of working. Unfortunately our software is now struggling to keep up with the pace of innovation that is increasingly being demanded by modern businesses. It’s time to sort that out. It’s time for Antifragile Software with Microservices.

Antifragile Software

§Microservices: Flexible Software Architectures

A Microservice-based architecture divides software systems into many small services which can be deployed independently. Every team works on its own Microservices and is thus decoupled from other teams. This allows to easily scale agile processes. The modularization into Microservices protects the system against architecture decay. Consequently, systems based on Microservices stay maintainable in the long term. In addition, legacy systems can be migrated to Microservices without having to change the legacy code. Moreover, Continuous Delivery is easier to implement in Microservice-based systems.

Microservices: Flexible Software Architectures

§Microservices in .NET

Microservices in .NET shows you how to build and deploy secure and operations-friendly microservices using Nancy. The book takes you through an introduction to the microservices architectural style. Next, you’ll learn important practical aspects of developing microservices from simple core concepts to more sophisticated. Throughout the book, you’ll see many code examples implementing it with lightweight .NET technologies - most prominently Nancy. By the end, you’ll be able to quickly and easily build reliable and operations-friendly microservices using Nancy, OWIN and other open technologies.

Microservices in .NET

§Microservices in GO

GO is a great language for building microservices. However there are a lot of challenges to navigate. How do you do caching, manage databases. Monitor and analyze performance. Integrate with Docker. Do continuous deployments. Run on private or public clouds.

Microservices in GO

§SOA Patterns

SOA Patterns provides architectural guidance through patterns and anti-patterns. It shows you how to build real SOA services that feature flexibility, availability, and scalability. Through an extensive set of patterns, this book identifies the major SOA pressure points and provides reusable techniques to address them. Each pattern pairs the classic problem/solution format with a unique technology map, showing where specific solutions fit into the general pattern.

SOA Patterns

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