So far in this series I’ve covered the following anti-patterns
Another anti-pattern that I’ve observed is Trying to fly before you can walk. It occurs when an organization attempts to adopt the microservice architecture (an advanced technique) without (or not committing to) practicing basic software development techniques, such as clean code, good design, and automated testing.
Quite often, management continues to be focussed on schedule and features and consequently overlooks key software quality attributes, such as maintainability, testability and code coverage.
Trying to adopt microservices without practicing the basics of software development is likely to lead to disappointment. The microservice architecture requires good design skills and test automation. A badly designed microservice architecture that lacks automated tests is likely to be worse than a monolith. Moreover, messy code will reduce your ability to deliver software rapidly and frequently.
When adopting microservices, an organization needs to embrace fundamentals, such as:
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