What kind of Easter Egg Hides in Your Architecture?

This long weekend as you celebrate Easter pay close attention to the eggs. Why eggs you ask? Because Easter eggs can help you determine where your business stands in terms of architecture and what are its long-term effects on your business.


Let’s start with the proverbial, large chocolate egg that one thinks of when we say Easter. This Easter egg is your standard Monolithic architecture. There is a lot of chocolate that feels good to begin with but eventually makes you sick, fat and slow. You finish it in one go or else it goes bad. A Monolithic architecture too is limited due to its huge size and all the weight it carries makes your business slow.


Micro services architecture on the other hand, is like little mini eggs. These eggs are made of the same amount of chocolate too but are small and numerous. Thus, allowing you the flexibility of eating them as and when you need over as much time as you prefer. This means that you don’t get sick, don’t get fat and they provide just enough chocolate to give you an energy boost! Microservices with their small scalable format, too, allow you the flexibility of creating your architecture, as you want, in any language you want. Just like the mini eggs, Microservices are loosely coupled. They function as separate entities, which gives us the ability to use them in any manner we want. These lightweight codes provide the agility and scalability your business needs to stay competitive and relevant because agility will not be a competitive advantage in coming days – it will be a necessity.

At Captain Dash we have come to rely on this very flexibility of Microservices to build user centric dashboards that are quick to update, change around as required and work across all devices.

So, again, as you go about your festivities give some consideration to that egg you are about to consume!

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Written By: Meghna Verma Meghna Verma is the Content Manager at Captain Dash.  You can reach her on Twitter @M3GV3RMa .