Backend for Frontend – What is it?

Backend for Frontend design pattern – BFF for short while it’s definitely not “Best Friends Forever” 🙂 – seems to get some hype lately. It’s nowhere a new thing: one of the first mentions were by SoundCloud guys back in 2015. Basically it’s a specialized case of a more generic API Gateway pattern. Let’s figure…

When to use microservices?

This is a follow up to an earlier article on microservice architecture implementation principles. It was promised back then to get back to the question of “when to use microservices”. A bit of history The overall architecture pattern of microservices was successfully implemented in 2010-ish. That was an endeavor on the part of a few…

Microservice Architecture Implementation Principles

Today on microservice architecture implementation principles. I intentionally don’t touch the topic of whether or not one should use microservice architecture for a particular project/company context in this article. That’s a big separate topic of its own and a story for another day. The following list consists of fundamental items which should be kept in…