Microservices architectural style has rapidly become the de-facto standard for continuously deployed systems and thus, it is widely adopted. Its main characteristics are enlisted in a definition given by Martin Fowler: the microservice architectural … Read more
Microservices are a software development architecture that structures an application as a collection of loosely coupled services. Each service is self-contained and performs a specific task, and services can communicate with each other through well-defined APIs.
Microservices have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. They offer a number of advantages over traditional monolithic architectures, including:
- Scalability: Microservices can be scaled independently, which makes it easier to scale up or down specific parts of an application as needed.
- Agility: Microservices make it easier to develop and deploy new features, as well as to fix bugs and improve performance.
- Resilience: Microservices are more resilient to failure, as a failure in one service does not necessarily affect the other services.
- Technology diversity: Microservices can be built using different programming languages and frameworks, which gives developers more flexibility.
Microservices are a good choice for a wide range of applications, from large-scale enterprise systems to small, personal projects. Some of the most popular companies using microservices include Amazon, Netflix, and Spotify.
This article written by Todd Sharp, Cloud Developer Advocate at Oracle, was originally published on Oracle Developers Portal. Microservices are undoubtedly popular. There have been plenty of great posts on this blog that explain the advantages of … Read more