Today, there are several trends that are forcing application architectures to evolve. Users expect a rich, interactive and dynamic user experience on a wide variety of clients including mobile devices. Applications must be highly scalable, highly available and run on cloud environments. Organizations often want to frequently roll out updates, even multiple times a day. Consequently, it’s no longer adequate to develop simple, monolithic web applications that serve up HTML to desktop browsers.
This site describes a new, alternative architecture: microservices. Applications with a microservice architecture consist of a set of narrowly focused, independently deployable services. Read on to find out more about this approach and its associated trade-offs.
A good starting point is the Monolithic Architecture pattern.
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