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course: Microservices 101

From Monoliths to Microservices

7 min
Wade Waldron

Wade Waldron

Staff Software Practice Lead

From Monoliths to Microservices


Monoliths and Microservices are seen as two opposing design patterns. Often, they are spoken of in a black-or-white fashion where applications are either one or the other. However, the reality is more complicated and the two aren't entirely incompatible. In reality, many of the techniques we use to make monolithic applications more maintainable are the same ones we use when building microservices. This video will explore the similarities and differences between the two styles and show how the true goals should be increased isolation and autonomy which can help make both more robust.


  • Monoliths
  • Microservices
  • Domains
  • Data Ownership
  • Publish/Subscribe
  • Polyglot Architecture
  • Orchestration
  • Expertise


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