Over the last few months I’ve seen so many questions about microservices from people who clearly don’t need them. Or just not ready yet. So I made this simple checklist, if you answered “no” at least once – you’re not ready for microservices architecture right now. Please don’t feel Microservice envy :)
- Do you understand Domain Driven Design? Can you split your system in a set of services with clear boundaries?
- Do you understand how and when to use synchronous and asynchronous communication?
- Do you agree to have eventual consistent data in your system?
- Do you use modern DevOps practices to have automated configuration management, continuous deployment, health checks & autoscaling, monitoring & alerts, etc.?