January 7, 2020

There is no such thing as a microservice


Chris Richardson, consultant and trainer


The course I did with Chris Richardson at OReilly Software Architecture Conference in San Jose was very interesting and it changed my view about Microservices. I even changed the layout of the teams at my company.

This presentation goes on about some topics that are very old and new at the same time. The amount of knowledge and simplicity in his talks is amazing.

Now, about MS, I already saw people advocating for such a variety of definitions to it that for me it does not matter anymore. The main idea right now, is to get the domains of my problem right. After that, the MS becomes a practice to scale software code to massive usage.

I like the quote: "If you can’t build a single monolith, why do you think you can build many small monolith?"


The software architecture of a computing system is the set of structures needed to reason about the system, which comprise software elements, relations among them, and properties of both.

4+1 view model: logical view, implementation view, process view, deployment view and scenarios

logical view: describe the code created and relationship between our classes

implementation view: output of the build process. executable jar files

process view: executable components at runtime and describe other entities such as databases as well

deployment view: how these processes run in nodes/machines

Tags: architecture patterns