Imagine having one standalone app that contains small and lightweight components. Each item is unique and performs a specific function. Each component acts out as a microservice that operates independently. Let’s have a close look at them and see what’s hidden inside.

How does microservice architecture differ from the ordinary software that we all are used to? A standard project is a single unit that processes requests, executes some commands and renders some data. A huge drawback here is a complicated way to update something or add new features or components to the project. Microapp development shines bright like diamonds from this point of view.

Why you need a microservice architecture for your business

MVP launch speed and agility attract more and more companies to start using this technology to get more profit. Scroll down to see why you should choose microservices for web application development.

Fast project release & update

You have a series of services that go in one box. If you need to make a change in any of the components of an item, you don’t deal with other items of the box. What do you get in real life? You don’t have to downtime your website to fix something. You don’t have to pause online sales to update the payment system and so on.

What if you don’t use microservices? You’ve probably heard about Netflix. They use a monolithic architecture (opposite to microservices). The site goes offline in case there’s a need to change the login component of a web page. This may lead to a significant profit reduction.

Scalability

If you have a startup or an enterprise, you suppose that you may grow up. Here we mean that the number of customers will grow and the number of incoming requests will also become bigger. Scalability allows you to be flexible and respond to the changes right away.

What if you don’t use microservices? The cost of scaling the monolith software is higher as it requires more human resources, working hours and machine power. Time and money matter to any company.

A free choice of stacks

One service can be crafted with Angular.js. Another one can be built with React. You don’t have to use one stack for the whole application that you plan to develop. It gives you maximum flexibility and high product quality. You pick up the best suiting technology for every task and complete it with the maximum efficiency.

What if you don’t use microservices? If you build an app with the use of only one single technology, you are limited to the number of possible solutions that are available online. You cannot use other stacks or earlier versions of the frameworks as it may cause dependency conflicts.

How to use microservice architecture in your projects

Not to leave you with the feeling that everything seems too good to be true, we will tell you about a few drawbacks of the microservices. Your company and your employees should be ready for learning and implementing new tools in practice.

It takes time and resources to change the habitual workflow. If you and your employees are ready for the changes and you allow flexibility, you will prosper from integrating microservices into your workflow. Outsourcing software development can be a good way out here.

You can hire a remote dedicated team that has a big talent pool and experience in building similar projects. OporaSolutions team helps organizations achieve their goals, all while staying ahead (or keeping up) with their competitors. We know how to use microservice architecture to help each partner reach their business goals.

 

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