Introduction to the microservices architecture
Microservices architecture is an approach to software development that involves breaking down a large, monolithic application into a collection of small, independent services that can be developed, deployed, and scaled independently. Each microservice is designed to perform a specific business function and communicates with other services through lightweight, standardized protocols such as REST or messaging. This allows teams to work on individual services in parallel, making development faster and more agile. Additionally, the ability to scale individual services independently allows for greater flexibility and resilience in the face of changing demands.