Ecommerce Microservices: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Ecompromo | October 15, 2018 | Web Marketing

As previously published on LinkedIn, Ana Milevskaja outlines the facts about microservices that commerce pros should know about.

Hardly a day goes by without an article about ecommerce microservices. Microservices is a hot new paradigm for commerce back end among many commerce practitioners. Many developers are experimenting with microservices and others are embracing them head on. Many more practitioners out there will get on the microservices bandwagon in the near future. Here is the good, the bad and the ugly about ecommerce microservices everyone should know about.

The Good: Microservices offer unparalleled flexibility and modularity when it comes to standing up a new customer experience and rapidly adding additional ones. Microservices share nothing: platform, deployment and data storage are all independent. If a developer needs to make a new microservice and s/he works in Javascript, they can just do it in Javascript. They don’t need to learn a new language in order to keep growing the platform. Developers can work in parallel and release all day long, which significantly reduces time to market for any new application.

This is the complete opposite of a full-stack monolithic suite where the majority of functionality lives in a single service that is tested, deployed, and …read more

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