Microservices represent a great solution for a Cloud problem. They are not a solution for EVERY problem. Do not try to use them as a selling point for on-premises software.
Like planets, your micro front-ends never stand still - don't hobble them with irresponsible component reuse.
This post is not here to bring you anything new as it is for me to run a victory lap. If there is anything I blogged about with any consistency, it was about microservices. There are many articles in this blog addressing various problems you may face when attempting a microservice system of a non-trivial... Continue Reading →
Running a half a dozen to a dozen independently deployed, agile self-contained systems hooked up to your legacy systems may be the best choice for you right now.
Even people in love with Single Page Apps and pooh-poohing server side rendering know that SPAs cannot just materialize in the browser. Something has to deliver them there. Until recently, AngularJS was the most popular client side JS framework, and I have seen all kinds of ADVs (Angular Delivery Vehicles) - from Node.js (N is... Continue Reading →
Any attempts at nano-services, trying to deploy micro-services manually, using them because they are trendy without real need, or re-using them between multiple systems will result in a disappointment we don’t really need at the moment.
Update: I have received a ton of feedback on this post, and some of the well meaning criticism is concerned with the term 'dysfunctional', considering it a bit 'judgy' from somebody that is supposed to help these same teams. Apart from yielding a catchy title, Hacker News reader was spot on when he declared my... Continue Reading →
Now here is somebody with all her eggs in one basket, literarily. I used it to illustrate what index investing tries to avoid. I thought of index investing while reading the bitter and often hilarious reactions to the announced changes in Angular.js 2.0 on Reddit. I also thought about my experience with Google services. Watch me tie all... Continue Reading →
Dispite many desirable properties, micro-services carry two serious penalties to be contended with: authentication (which we covered in the previous post) and Web page composition, which I intend to address now. Imagine you are writing a Node.js app and use Dust.js for the V of the MVC, as we are doing. Imagine also that several... Continue Reading →