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Praveena Thavarajah
Praveena Thavarajah

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What Are Microservices?

The software architecture organizes the software structures (components, interactions of the components with each other, environment, principles used to design the software product).

A software architect is a person who handles design architecture for a particular application. The software architectโ€™s functions are, ๐Ÿ‘‡

  1. Identify the systemโ€™s structure.
  2. Identify the use-cases relevant to different scenarios.
  3. Organize the user requirements (functional and non-functional)

There are many software architectures. When developing an application, the most suitable architecture has to select. Fault selection of architecture leads to the failure of an application. So the time and allocated budget will become useless.


Micro-services is an architecture, which has Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). SOA has an application scope. It is suitable for a large-scale application. The micro-service architecture uses to develop an application and structure it as a group of services.

This architecture has five core components are, ๐Ÿ‘‡

  1. Micro-service
  2. Container
  3. Service mesh
  4. Service discovery
  5. API gateway.

When to use Micro-services? ๐Ÿ’

To build web applications that have to develop within a short period...... more at

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