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Tips for Implementing Microservices and Containers

Traditional, monolithic development works in silos. Containers and microservices tend to break down these walls, as teams are responding to small, discrete needs for functions to be used in various ways across the enterprise. The organizational structures that work best tend to be DevOps-style—small, cross-functional, and independently accountable for specific parts of the application.

Where do Microservices Live? Often in Their Own Containers

When we take human resources into account, containers have additional benefits. It’s possible to develop containers with a similar look and feel. This approach makes them easier to learn and gives time back to developers to spend on actual coding.

The Pros and Cons of Microservices

As we often say, the best course of action is not to take the advocates’ hype or the naysayers naying as the proverbial gospel. There are good reasons to use microservices and good reasons to stick with monolithic development. The choice will depend on the business case.

Microservices: The latest flavor

Microservices are the latest flavor of application architecture and development. Each of these small services (thus microservices) runs a unique process and is modular and independently deployable. They can then be combined through a relatively lightweight code set to perform whatever larger business function developers intend.

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