In this video course, software architecture veteran Matt Stine explains the cloud native architecture pattern called externalized configuration. He defines the problems traditional configuration management techniques create when configuration varies independently from code throughout an application's lifecycle. He then describes the externalized configuration variants that are leveraged within cloud native application architectures. Finally, he explores the best practices for implementing this pattern; reviews the pros and cons; and shows how externalized configuration relates to the other Brick and Mortar patterns.
Matt Stine, a 17-year veteran of the enterprise software industry, is the host of “Software Architecture Radio,” a podcast where hands-on practitioners discuss modern software patterns and practices. An in-demand conference speaker (SACON, JavaOne, OSCON, YOW!), Matt wrote the O’Reilly title Migrating to Cloud-Native Application Architectures; works as a technical product manager for Cloud Foundry and Spring at Pivotal; and serves as technical editor of NFJS the Magazine.