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Services Oriented Architecture (SOA): Principles, Benefits, and Implementation

In this world of technology, meaningful and understandable software can be controlled easily. While designing the application's architecture, loose coupling between the services is necessary, meaning services should behave as a standalone application. This kind of architecture is called service-oriented architecture because, in this architecture design, we mainly focus on designing separate services and using them to make the whole application.


7 Key Benefits of Microservices

In the age of technology, businesses are experiencing a digital renaissance. Customers are interacting with companies through mobile devices and social media platforms more than ever, and they expect a higher level of service. This has forced businesses to re-evaluate how they operate to meet customer demands. One such way companies are changing the way they work is by adopting the benefits of microservices. The question is, why are microservices so helpful to modern enterprises?


API Contract Testing For A Design-First World

Today, API-driven microservices applications are a source of speed to innovation and competitive advantage – according to SmartBear’s most recent State of Software Quality – API report: However, this modern way of architecting software doesn’t come without challenges. Neglecting to adapt a new approach to service architecture design with a new approach to the underpinnings – API design and testing – can undermine the efforts.


Microservices vs Web Services

In the early days of web application development, monolithic frontends and backends were perfectly fine. But the emergence of the cloud has changed expectations. Developers want to build applications that exchange information with APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). Business owners want faster development times. End users expect zero downtime. This new paradigm enabled the rise of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and, along with it, microservices and web services.


What is a service mesh?

A service mesh is a dedicated infrastructure layer that manages traffic, also known as communication, between services in applications composed of containerized microservices. It is a critical component in a microservices architecture, responsible for the secure, fast, and reliable communication between services. This article answers a lot of the questions you may have about service meshes: What are they and how do they work? Who is using them and why?


Microservices Examples

Some of the most innovative and profitable microservices architecture examples among enterprise companies in the world — like Amazon, Netflix, Uber, and Etsy — attribute their IT initiatives’ enormous success in part to the adoption of microservices. Over time these enterprises dismantled their monolithic applications. They then refactored them into microservices-based architectures to quickly achieve scaling advantages, greater business agility, and unimaginable profits.


A Complete Guide to Understanding API Gateways

An API’s main purpose is to allow multiple applications to communicate with one another. This is made possible by the API’s functions allowing applications to access data and interact with external software components, operating systems, and microservices. While APIs are extremely useful tools on their own, they can present some security vulnerabilities. Of course, security vulnerabilities are a clear drawback whether working with enterprise APIs, mobile applications, or web applications.


Three Industries That Rely On Microservices

With the ever-changing demands of business and new technologies, countless companies are ditching monolithic applications in favor of microservices applications. Monolithic application architectures can’t keep up with the consumer requests that microservices applications can. Read on to learn more about the benefits, and to discover which industries rely on microservices in their daily operations.


How a Multiprotocol Development Strategy Can Ease Your Microservices Woes

Finding efficient ways to process, share, and reuse functionality and data is crucial – it’s an important way to break down monolithic applications into more consumable and maintainable microservices. In today’s API-focused world, this translates into multiprotocol development (gRPC, GraphQL, EDAs, etc.) and an enhanced development process (governance, standards, design-first). To understand this, we need to look more closely at protocols.


8 Microservices Trends to Watch in 2022

If you have been following technological trends over the years, then you must have come across the word: microservices. Popularly known as microservices architecture, microservices replaced monolithic architectures. With software development becoming more complex by the day, software applications require regular updates and improvements. To simplify this process, applications are now developed by breaking it down into smaller components that collectively work to serve their users.