Should you use traditional REST APIs to bind services together? Or is it better to use a richer, more loosely-coupled protocol? This talk will dig into how we piece services together in event driven systems, how we use a distributed log (event hub) to create a central, persistent history of events and what benefits we achieve from doing so. Apache Kafka is a perfect match for building such an asynchronous, loosely-coupled event-driven backbone. Events trigger processing logic, which can be implemented in a more traditional as well as in a stream processing fashion. The talk will show the difference between a request-driven and event-driven communication and show when to use which. It highlights how the modern stream processing systems can be used to
hold state both internally as well as in a database and how this state can be used to further increase independence of other services, the primary goal of a Microservices architecture.