Apcera CE and NATS, The Easiest Place to Build Your First Microservice

Are you looking to build your first microservices based application and struggling to manage how all its components will find and communicate with each other?

At Apcera we were wondering about this 5 years ago. We wanted to build a platform to run microservices, so we decided to first build our platform as a set of microservices. Makes sense right? “Do what you say and say what you do.”

Simplifying Microservices Deployment: Multi-Job Manifests

In the distant past, we built monolithic apps. I hope for your sake, this actually is a thing of the past. Because increased adoption of microservices and containers, means breaking monolithic architectures into many independent components or services. The switch to microservices means developers are seeing a rapid improvement in the quality, resiliency and performance of their applications and much faster speed to deployment.

Docker and littleBits Ask, “What Can You Assemble?”

I had a medium-sized existential crisis at DockerCon. I love event season—looking up from our screens, meeting Twitter friends IRL, and hearing directly from folks in the weeds what their current challenges are and what their approach is to solving them, for better or worse.

Monitoring gnatsd Servers with nats‑top

Waldemar 'Wally' Quevedo is a core developer on the Apcera team with deep prior experience using NATS in production while he was at Rakuten. While at Apcera, Wally has been working on nats-top and recently presented a demo of both current and pending capabilities. For those unfamiliar, NATSis an open-source cloud native messaging system created by Apcera Founder and CEO, Derek Collison.

NATS: Cloud Native Messaging for the Multi-Cloud Enterprise

The notion of Cloud Native applications is an area that's been discussed for several years, and anexciting initiativewas recently announced.

However, truly enabling Cloud Native paradigms requires a messaging and communication layer tailored to Cloud Native architectures. This is one of the most exciting aspects about messaging project– it was designed from inception with a Cloud Native world in mind.


A while back, we open-sourced our NATS messaging system. Today, we’re launching where people can download NATS and various client libraries in one place as well as access documentation and support resources. We’re also announcing Apcera technical support for NATS and its client libraries.

So what's special about NATS?