OK it's Saturday night (my time) and I've spent the last week travelling across the Atlantic for meetings so have had a bit of time to think on a few things. One of them is how reactive platforms and microservices fit together. I took the time to write down some of what I've been thinking. I think frameworks such as Vert.x and Node.js have a lot to offer microservices and other use cases, but as Robert Frost once said we still have "miles to go before I sleep". That is good because it means there's a lot of exciting research and development still to be done, building on the work of others such as Fischer, Lynch and Paterson.