Beloved by tech giants like Netflix and Amazon, microservices have become the new darlings in modern software development, even though they are more than a decade old. But, despite the benefits, this paradigm is easy to get wrong. So, let’s explore what microservices are and, more importantly, what they are not.
What Are Microservices?
The microservice architecture is a software design approach that decomposes an application into small independent services that communicate over well-defined APIs. Since each service can be developed and maintained by autonomous teams, it is the most scalable method for software development.