First the milestone – this is my 200th post since starting this blog in October, 2011. I look forward to many, many, more (and hope my readers do as well!).
And now for the meat – “Microservices, Monoliths, Modularity – Shearing Layers for Flexibility” is up on the Iasa Global site:
Over the last fifteen months, many electrons have been expended discussing the relative merits of the application architecture styles commonly referred to as microservices and monoliths. Both styles have their advocates, and the interesting aspect is not their differences, but their agreement on one core principle – modularity. Both camps seem to agree that “good” architecture is modular and loosely coupled. The disagreements lie more in the realm of whether the enforcement of modularity via physical distribution is worth the increase in complexity, latency, etc.