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Discussion on: Why do microservices need an API Gateway?

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Đĵ ΝιΓΞΗΛψΚ

I really don't like microservices. mainly due to the complexities introduced and the latencies added. I really wish there was a better way to scale systems and teams. here's to hoping for a better future 🤞

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Winston Puckett

They could be ok if you have a perfect understanding of where to draw the lines between them... But when does that happen

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Peter Johnston

There is, it’s improving the single monolith to be easier to develop in. Shopify has been doing this for years. The problem is microservices are cool and people jump ship to them before putting any effort into solving their existing problems

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Đĵ ΝιΓΞΗΛψΚ

yes, rightly said! my teams have adopted vertical slice architecture which deals with scaling human resources pretty well and a lot of performance optimizations + a good caching strategy has saved us from having to invest in microservices for the moment. maybe in v2.0 they can move to microservices but I'm out the door if they decide to do so 😁

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Andrei Taranchenko

There is nothing wrong with monoliths. A monolith with some particularly heavy services living separately will work for most companies out there.

Don't solve problems you don't have.