Things to consider when implementing Microservices

A best practice on microservice implementation approach.

Last published at: April 18th, 2024

More organizations are adopting Microservices to run their business.  Like any kind of implementation, Microservices should be implemented properly to be effective and reliable.

Microservices are a service-oriented software architecture where server-side applications are constructed by combining many single-purpose, low-footprint services. Primary benefits are:

  1. improved modularity,
  2. reduced testing burden,
  3. better functional components,
  4. environmental isolation, and
  5. development team autonomy

The potential risk is that this may result in a monolithic architecture where too much functionality lives in a single service which may present maintainability issues.

Here are some things to consider when deciding whether to use a Microservices approach:

  1. Deciding to Migrate: making a decision to move from a monolithic architecture to a Microservice-based architecture is an organizational decision (consider the impacts of this transformation.)
  2. Enhancing Teamwork:  in some organizations implementing Microservices brings disconnected and diverse teams together. 
  3. Reducing Complexity:  Using Microservices logically breaks down isolated silos and many complexities are typically eliminated.
  4. Enabling Continuous Improvement: using fully-tested components that are integrated through Microservices enables continuous improvement and smoother delivery.
  5. Choice of Technologies: organizations (and sometimes individual teams) have their favorite technology stacks.   FlowWright, used as a Microservices platform, is stack-agnostic.  

The above are things to consider when implementing Microservices. Managing these services can become inefficient and risky but using FlowWright as a Microservice platform provides a central place to build and maintain Microservices graphically without coding/programming.