Untangling Microservices

#133 – April 03, 2023

The microservices honeymoon period is over. Uber is refactoring thousands of microservices into a more manageable solution; Kelsey Hightower is predicting monoliths are the future; and even Sam Newman is declaring that microservices should never be the default choice, but rather a last resort.

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