As DevOps ideas gain hold, savvy application development teams are looking for the next area of optimization to speed software releases and improve their quality, while reducing maintenance. For many, it’s microservices.
Microservices make some applications easier to build and maintain – which makes it easier to deliver technology quickly in competitive landscapes.
By breaking applications down into smaller, composable pieces that work together, they can be developed concurrently. That means that individual development groups can choose their preferences, their timelines, and process: Group A can develop in Rails and group B can choose Python, requirements for each component may be different and changing. Separation makes it possible to update individual components without having to worry about monolithic code changes.