In software application development, microservices are a style of **service-oriented architecture **(SOA) where the app is structured on an assembly of interconnected services. With microservices, the application architecture is built with lightweight protocols. The services are finely seeded in the architecture. Microservices disintegrate the app into smaller services and enable improved modularity.
Compared to its predecessor, the monolithic architecture, microservices are hands down more beneficial. You don’t need to stuff all software components and services in one big container and pack them tightly. With microservices, you can build an app with:
When you build applications on a monolithic architecture, the entire application needs to be deployed with every update. On the other hand, microservices have no dependency on the type of framework, technique or programming language being used to build them. Your ability to release REST-ful APIs for communication and other services is the only requisite for microservice architecture.
Key benefits of Node.js
Microsoft, PayPal, Uber, eBay, and Yammer are leading companies actively using Node.js application development for their projects.
Node.js has come out as a winner to build microservices. Learn why developers are preferring, what advantages it has over other technologies when building for scale. What are microservices? Building Microservices with Node.js