Sam Newman


Microservices expert, author of “Building Microservices”

I’m a techie currently working at a startup, whose members are scattered to 3 of the 4 corners of the earth.

I tend to focus on work in the cloud and continuous delivery space, more recently focusing on the use of microservice architectures.

My book, Building Microservices, was published by O’Reilly in 2015.

Building Microservices

Recent Articles
ThoughtWorks Technology Radar


Tech Radar and Selected Blips

Recent Interviews
Deploying and Operating Microservices

The Magpie Talkshow Podcast

Techniques for Implementing Microservices and Cloud

YOW! 2015 – Sam Newman – Deploying and Scaling Microservices

Practical Considerations For Microservice Architectures by Sam Newman – YOW! 2013

YOW! Nights July 2013 Sam Newman – From Macro To Micro – How Big Should Your Services Be?

YOW! 2015 Sydney

Deploying and Scaling Microservices


The challenges of managing many, smaller deployable services mean that what we need in terms of deployment platforms are very different to what was needed before. But few areas of software technology have been experiencing as much innovation and churn as the deployment options available for microservice architectures. From appication containers, to docker, to mesos and beyond, this talk will break apart the myriad challenges that can come from managing microservices at scale, and how to pick the right technologies for you.

Docker in Production


Docker – a form of application packaging and lightweight virtualisation based on “containers” – has taken the DevOps world by storm and is fast becoming a deployment platform of choice for new and existing applications targeting cloud-based architectures.

What new techniques and tools do you need to know about to ease the transition of your applications into this new world?

This one-day technical workshop aims to help you get started on your journey to Docker-based Production environments, whether you are migrating existing applications or starting afresh. The focus will be on an infrastructure-as-code approach via scripting and automation.