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What you should know about microservices

There are many ways experts describe microservices, but no single agreed upon definition. Basically, it’s the idea that instead of building monolithic applications, developers build a series of components that make up the app. Microservices harken back to a buzzword of yesteryear: Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), which is the idea of building components of an application separately. “Enterprise interest in micros. However, not all apps will benefit from a microservices architecture. The app has to be complex enough that it can be broken into a number of different components. More explained in the article.