Quote of the Month October 2020 – You Don’t Need Microservices!

Microservices has maintained a well deserving notoriety from time to time. They have solved the problems that we all thought are insoluble. The Netflix story of adapting microservices has been an inspiration for many. And the list just doesn’t stop at Netflix. Uber, SoundCloud, and the giant Amazon itself is some of the examples you will find in real time. And don’t think the success stories are limited to the consumer applications only. I have had my first-hand experience with a US healthcare giant and have been fascinated by the design possibilities, every single time I open up the source code.

I wouldn’t condemn your credulity if you have jumped the wagon half a decade ago. The time was different, and all we can do now is to be honest about it. But it’s 2020. We burnt our hands enough and we have too many roughhouses around us. By infusing microservices architecture gratuitously, you’re just going to turn your bad code into a bad infrastructure

I love an enthusiastic programmer. I once was and still am one. They worship what they do and goes beyond the expectations to solve one’s problem. But you cannot have the same energy in a decision making, that can cost you and the organization a fortune. I’m sorry to disappoint you. Microservices shouldn’t be your default application architecture. They’re not the silver bullet you were looking for. Keep yourself steady with KISS and YAGNI.

As a technology advocate and enthusiast, you’re entitled to have your favorites. What makes you prominent, however, is the ability to choose pragmatically, when the options are between “the right choice” and “your favorite choice.”

Source: STOP!! You don’t need Microservices., Ebin John, https://medium.com/swlh/stop-you-dont-need-microservices-dc732d70b3e0

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