Four pillars of truth for microservices

In case you hadn’t noticed, microservices are big news.

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As TechTarget devotees will know, the definition of a microservice is that thing which exists in a particular form of application development in which the application is built as a suite of services.

Microservice service

Each microservice service (or each microservice microservice) is independently deployable and scalable and, therefore, each microservice can be managed by different aspects of a development team.

Four pillars of truth

Here are four considerations, from Jinesh Parekh of Idyllic Software for developers to should consider when venturing into the world of microservices:

# 1. Currently there are not enough guidelines and documentation on how to build software using microservices.

#2. Getting it wrong is easy — we must have the proper architecture and automation in place to ensure success and avoid failures.

#3. Switching back to monolithic architectures once microservices are introduced and deployed is very problematic.

#4. It takes an experienced leader to make microservices work and deliver value.

Why microservices happened

“There are several reasons for the rise in microservices adoption, starting with the increasing complexity of previously otherwise monolithic architectures that are very burdensome and which, in turn, stifle productivity and application deployment speed,” said Parekh.

Parekh argues that building de-coupled apps in the microservices approach addresses the multifaceted dependency issues that affect core code, legacy teams, platforms and architectures.

He concludes, “Done right, and microservices are not entirely easy, software organization can innovate faster, build very resilient software and raise standards around quality and high availability.Microservices also removes long-term commitments to a single technology stack, eliminates the new for continuous stack upgrades, reduces dependency of long-time, legacy developers and removes the ‘house of cards’ failures that are far too common when new applications are released into production.”

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