The advantages of a microservices architecture

What are microservices and why it is useful to switch from monolithic applications to an architecture built on microservices instead? Microservices are small service units taking over individual tasks in an overall process. The communication between these microprograms is realized via standardized programming interfaces (APIs).

A great advantage of microservices is a faster time to market. The overall process is accelerated by a faster integration of functions, for example a new checkout area. Also, the time to go live with these functions is reduced. This agile architecture allows you to always keep up with current trends and take advantage of market opportunities as they arise - without months of waiting for the appropriate development. Small teams working autonomously on individual microservices set the course for expertise and precise work, since they specialize in a certain service. 

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