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Introducing Microservices

June 28, 2017
Introducing Microservices
Microsevices is a variant of the service-oriented architecture (SOA). It presents an application as a collection of loosely coupled services. If you think about microservices architecture, the services should be fine-grained. Moreover, the protocols should be lightweight.

The main purpose of collapsing an application into several smaller services is to enhance modularity. Moreover, it makes the application easy to understand, build and test. Moreover, the microservices also streamlines development by enabling small development teams to build and deploy scalable services. The basic architecture of an individual service is to refresh itself via continuous refactoring. If you deploy microservices-based architecture, it will ensure continuous delivery and deployment.

Even though the term Microservices is popular, there is no proper definition provided by the relevant bodies. Microservices are processes that interact with each other over a network. It fulfills the prime goal of using technology-centric protocols such as HTTP. It also makes use of various inter-process communication mechanisms like shared memory.

The main advantage of services in a microservice platform is that they can be deployed separately and are easy to replace. Moreover, services are centered around the user interface, recommendation, billing, and logistics. You will be able to implement services by using a wide range of programming languages, hardware, software including databases.

Technically, a microservices-based architecture implements a modular structure and contribute towards continuous delivery software development process. Furthermore, it adheres to core principles such as fine-grained interfaces, business-driven development, polyglot programming, DevOps, decentralized continuous delivery and much more. It also outlines characteristics that are beneficial to scalability.

Microservices is basically a core specialization of an approach for service-oriented architectures (SOA), which are used to build flexible and independently deployable software systems. The approach is the first realization of SOA followed by DevOps. The framework is fast becoming popular for the deployment of systems.