More organizations are adopting Microservices to run their business. Like any kind of implementation, Microservices should be implemented properly in order to be effective and reliable.
Microservices are a service-oriented software architecture where server-side applications are constructed by combining many single-purpose, low-footprint services. Primary benefits are:
1. improved modularity,
2. reduced testing burden,
3. better functional components,
4.environmental isolation, and
5.development team autonomy.
The potential risk is that this may result in a monolithic architecture where too much functionality lives in a single service which may present maintainability issues.
Here are some things to consider when deciding whether to use a Microservices approach:
- Deciding to Migrate: making a decision to move from a monolithic architecture to a Microservice-based architecture is a organizational decision (consider impacts of this transformation.)
- Enhancing Teamwork: in some organizations implementing Microservices brings disconnected and diverse teams together.
- Reducing Complexity: Using Microservices logically breaks down isolated silos and many complexities are typically eliminated.
- Enabling Continuous Improvement: using fully-tested components that are integrated through Microservices enables continuous improvement and smoother deliver.
- Choice of Technologies: organizations (and sometimes individual teams) have their favorite technology stacks. FlowWright, used as a Microservices platform, is stack-agnostic.
The above are things to consider when implementing Microservices. Managing these services can become inefficient and risky but using FlowWright as a Microservice platform provides a central place to build and maintain Microservices graphically without coding/programming.
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