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Monolithic Applications: A Relic of the Past?

In software development, the monolith architecture has successfully seen the design and development of applications. Most unicorn companies in recent years started their journey using monolithic architecture. However, we’ve seen a significant change and adaptation of microservice architecture patterns in the last few years. The popularity of designing and developing applications using microservices is mainly because of scalability and increased productivity for larger teams and companies.

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How to Test Microservices in Kubernetes

In this article, you will learn about some of the tools to test microservices running in a Kubernetes cluster. In particular, we will compare the Speedscale CLI tool with other tools and the main benefits of using Speedscale CLI. In the last few years, software companies have been shifting from building monolith applications to utilizing smaller microservices. In a microservices architecture, you operate with decentralized applications. This means that there's a separation in which each service is responsible for a specific component of your application.

How Uses of Microservices Can Benefit Businesses

Traditionally, software developers have made monolithic applications that offer a wide range of features and services. Over the last several years, many DevOps professionals have turned away from monolithic architecture and embraced the uses of microservices. If your organization hasn’t started using microservices, the following will help you understand your options and the common benefits of microservice architecture.

Scaling Microservices with Contract Testing and Pactflow

API growth continues to rise within the modern enterprise. Microservices, are a leading growth driver for APIs as development teams continue to break down monolithic systems, seeking to capitalize on the advantages of decoupled capabilities. Benefits such as reduced costs, reduced time-to-market, faster release cycles and decentralized evolvability are possible. However, as APIs become increasingly prolific and central to core business functions, such benefits do not always linearly scale.

Microapps vs. Microservices: the Similarities and Differences

From the end user’s perspective, the microapps and microservices often seem to provide the same functionality. However, development teams need to think about microapps vs. microservices when building products. Before you commit time to microapps or microservices architecture, take some time to consider how these options will affect user experience (UX), user interface (UI), and security of your websites, web apps, and mobile apps.

Building a Next-Gen API Platform with the All-New Choreo Connect Microgateway, WSO2 Webinar

Microservices have become the de facto standard in modern application architecture. Modern application workloads are spread among several groups of microservices, cloud services, and legacy services. Kubernetes has become the industry standard for deploying microservices, with service meshes allowing developers to isolate and control service-to-service connections. Choreo Connect is an API microgateway that is cloud-native, open-source, and developer-focused. It offers first-rate Kubernetes support while supporting a variety of API management quality of services (QoS), such as message security rate-limiting, observability, and message mediation.

Automated API Testing for CI/CD and Microservices

Interdependence and collaboration between businesses and commercial sectors have changed in recent years with the use of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). APIs have been around long enough for companies to know that they can use open web technologies to extend their services via in-app integrations. APIs allow two programs to communicate with one another and exchange data in a smooth manner. Once an API has been created, it is vital to test the interface to ensure that it is functional.

Using gRPC with Python

Microservice is now the architecture of choice for many developers when crafting cloud-native applications. A microservices application is a collection of loosely coupled services that communicate with each other, enhancing collaboration, maintainability, scalability, and deployment. There are several options for enabling this communication between microservices. REST is the most popular among developers, sometimes used synonymously with APIs. However, gRPC can be a better alternative to REST.

The Missing Piece in Microservices Testing Strategy

Traditional testing approaches that worked in monolithic applications have proven ineffective in an agile world where changes are dynamic. In an environment with different distributed services, there are even more reasons these methods won’t work. Contemporary applications are often composed of a dozen different services that might not be available to test in the required form at the same time in the same environment.