The Benefits of Microservices Architecture
Microservices architecture—often called microservices—is a modern application design model developers use for designing large software projects. This architecture enables you to separate an extensive application into many independent parts, with each piece responsible for performing a single function or operation. Then, when a user requests a service, the application calls each of the relevant microservice components.
For example, if the user of an e-commerce website wants to purchase a product, the app will only interact with the components responsible for processing transactions. Features like user reviews, product searches, and support communication are independent. Of course, all this occurs behind the scenes while the user interacts with a single interface.
A microservices-based approach offers countless benefits, including increased development speed, enhanced application security, rapid and efficient scaling, and improved fault isolation. However, compartmentalizing software in this fashion can also introduce complexities, especially regarding authentication across several disparate services.