There is a major shift towards creating good distributed applications, and this for sure is not an easy task. These need to be created by having a futuristic view in mind so that these are easy to upgrade and are affordable to be maintained in the long term. However, keeping in mind today’s technology it is still a challenge to find a good balance between the daunting requirements.
The good news is that distributed platforms are evolving and it is possible to find the balance with the right approach.
Distributed Application Needs in Microservices Architecture
To understand this, we need to break down the lifecycle, networking, state, and binding.
Lifecycle: When it comes to lifecycle the ability to deploy, automatically scale services, and recover from errors is critical concerning the faster releases. This is crucial because when we write a piece of functionality, the programming language does dictate the available libraries in the ecosystem, the runtime, and the packing format.
Networking: These days, there is a lot of importance on networking because most applications are on a distributed network. However, a good approach is to have a wider perspective when mastering networking. There are a lot of things that need to be considered such as enabling modern software release, error discovery, service discovery, and all kinds of telemetry and tracing as well.
State: State is needed for the platform that manages our services, and this is crucial for reliable workflows and service orchestrations, cron jobs, distributed singleton, stateful error recovery, idempotency, etc. These capabilities and the likes rely hugely on having a state under the hood.
Binding: The components need to integrate and talk to each other in legacy and modern external systems. This means that there is a need for connectors to convert the wide range of protocols while supporting the varied range of message patterns, such as event-driven, polling, transform message formats, request/reply, and also take care of the security mechanisms and recovery procedures.
You may be wanting to know more about this detailed subject, and so there may be a lot of questions on Microservices such as:
What is the Multi-Runtime Microservices?
What are the main benefits of Microservices Architecture?
What are the drawbacks?
What are several characteristics?
If you are looking to get answers to this question, check out this detailed blog and dive in deeper into the topic https://www.infoq.com/articles/multi-runtime-microservice-architecture/
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