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Tanmay Agrawal
Tanmay Agrawal

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#Microservices in Nodejs

With the constant developing software industry, building the robust, scalable and maintainable apps is a constant pursuit.
In order to achieve such great challenges we have microservices.
As the name suggest, these can be judged as multiple small services that are integrated together to form one complete application.
And when we write these services with the help of the Nodejs, these are then known as the microservices with nodejs.

Lets demystify the MicroServices

Microservices architecture decomposes complex applications into independent, loosely coupled services. Each service encapsulates a specific functionality, communicates with others through well-defined APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), and is independently deployable. This approach offers several advantages:

  • Scalability: Individual services can be scaled independently based on their specific needs, ensuring efficient resource utilization.

  • Agility: Development teams can work on and deploy services in isolation, leading to faster development cycles and easier maintenance.

  • Resilience: Failure in one service has minimal impact on others, enhancing overall application reliability.

  • Technology Agnosticism: Different services can be built with different languages and technologies, fostering flexibility.

Node.js: A Microservices Powerhouse

Node.js, with its event-driven, non-blocking I/O model, is particularly adept at building microservices.

Here's why:

  • Lightweight and Efficient: Node.js excels at handling numerous concurrent connections, making it ideal for microservices that handle high volumes of requests.

  • Rapid Development: JavaScript, the language behind Node.js, is known for its ease of use and extensive ecosystem of libraries and frameworks, accelerating development.

  • Community and Support: Node.js boasts a vast and active community, providing ample resources and support for developers venturing into microservices.

There is a lot more to learn about what are microservices and how to efficiently use the microservice architecture while building your back-end. Here are some of the resources that will help beginners to get started with the microservices in Nodejs

  1. Hands-On Mircroservices with Nodejs by :- Diogo Resende .

  2. YT channel explaining microservices with nodejs .

Feel free to make a learning project github repository and reach out to me, to learn together and collaborate to develop your first Nodejs back-end system with Microservices

Happy Coding!!

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Great intro to microservices