Embedding a microservice into another means that a microservice can be run in the same execution context as a parent microservice. Such a mechanism is natively available in Jolie, a service-oriented programming language. Since it is not a native mechanism available in mainstream technologies, it is not widely used. But it allows dealing with microservices from a new and different perspective that opens up new ways for composing them. In this article, I will explain why.

What Is Embedding?

In the following diagram, the main concept behind embedding is reported.

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