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What is Microservice?

Hello and welcome to the 3rd post ๐Ÿงต of System Design, by @mukeshkuiry !

Let's dive into microservices today! ๐Ÿ—๏ธ It's yet another fundamental aspect of system design.

๐Ÿ” What are Microservices?

Microservice architecture is a cutting-edge pattern that organizes an application into loosely coupled services. It divides the entire application into submodules, each independently developed, deployed, and maintained.

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๐Ÿ’ช Why Microservices?

Microservices are like the superheroes of software architecture ๐Ÿ’ฅ! They are robust and reliable, unlike traditional monolithic processes. With each service having its codebase and logic, it's easier to manage. They communicate seamlessly through APIs, making your application more versatile.

Monolithic vs micoservice

๐Ÿš€ Scalability and Speed

Looking to build a scalable application? Microservices are your best friend. Scaling sub-modules is a breeze! Plus, with a large team, dividing the application into sub-modules accelerates product development ๐ŸŽ๏ธ.

๐Ÿ“ฆ Independence and Flexibility

Microservices grant each service independence. They can be developed using different technologies and languages, offering the flexibility to choose the best tool for each task. This ensures that you can adapt and evolve your services without affecting the entire system. ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฌ

๐Ÿ”’ Resilience and Fault Isolation

Microservices are inherently fault-tolerant. If one service encounters an issue or fails, it doesn't bring down the entire application. This isolation allows for easier debugging, maintenance, and overall system resilience. It's like having a safety net for your application! ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ๐Ÿ”—

With these key aspects, microservices provide a robust, flexible, and resilient architecture that can handle a variety of challenges in modern system design. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ›๏ธ #systemdesign #microservices

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Top comments (4)

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It's interesting how a lot of modern website design is actually Microservices.
A great example of Microservices in general might be something like Twitch, where the Chat and Streaming elements are actually entirely separate programs.

You can have access to one without having access to the other, which can be really mind-boggling.

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Mukesh Kuiry

Yup, that's correct!
One more great example is Spotify where music recommendation, profile management, and handling vast music catalog is a microservice.

Also as a tech co-founder of Freeflow, we have separated the feedback tool, task management, design management, and team management as a microservice.

It's quite easy to develop and manage.

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Nayan Pahuja

Good Read, although in my personal opinion It would be better if you include some examples for ongoing products and what microservice they might use.

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Mukesh Kuiry

Thank you for your feedback!
Will include it in the next edit.