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Why Microservices?

I have a few tidbits about why to use microservices and why it makes sense to create few microservices as a side project and learn from the same. A lot has been said on why you should use microservices in the internet, that said, I look at it from a practical point of view and give you a very basic idea why we should use microservices and stop monoliths from becoming huge mountains of code in the future.
AdvantagesSimpler codebase(s) - Multiple projects with simpler code to maintain.Single responsibility - The microservice has a single responsibility and moves the developer from the mindset of developing everything together into separating multiple functional aspects into separate codebase.Test coverage naturally increases - since the codebase becomes smaller, the code coverage increases and bugs are figured out earlier in the development lifecycle.Readable codebase - Smaller equals precise and more readable and understandable. You have to understand this is different from simpler co…