Microservices - also known as the microservice architecture - is an architectural style that structures an application as a collection of services that are
The microservice architecture is not a silver bullet. It has several drawbacks. Moreover, when using this architecture there are numerous issues that you must address.
The microservice architecture pattern language is a collection of patterns for applying the microservice architecture. It has two goals:
A good starting point is the Monolithic Architecture pattern, which is the traditional architectural style that is still a good choice for many applications. It does, however, have numerous limitations and issues and so a better choice for large/complex applications is the Microservice architecture pattern.
Thinking of migrating to the microservice architecture? If so, you should look at this presentation about the potholes in the road from monolithic hell and read this series of blog posts about anti-patterns and how to avoid them.
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