The traditional approach to application development was centered on having all deployable elements of the app contained within a single app, i.e., the monolith. This has certain drawbacks: the larger the app, the more difficult it is to handle new issues and add new features rapidly. A microservices-based approach to app development aids in resolving these challenges while also increasing development and response time.
For more information about the benefits and challenges of implementing microservices, take a look at this short video.
Before switching to the new architecture, it is important to know that there are a couple of different strategies to transforming a monolithic application into microservices. Besides that, the microservices architecture can offer some unique advantages over traditional architectures, but there are certain situations in which you should not switch to microservices.
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The microservice architecture has become increasingly popular. But, as we mentioned before, there are situations in which this type of architecture is not a good choice. When choosing between monoliths and microservices, the most important item is your business context. This checklist will help you identify the weaknesses of your current architecture and show you whether or not you should switch over to microservices.