In the fast paced world of technology, when you ask a business side employee what “microservices” do, you’re likely to get one of two reactions – either their eyes gloss over and a mechanical voice takes over, regurgitating the same memorized explanation of what microservices are, or you get a noncommittal response that basically implies they have no idea. In reality, microservices are quite simple – they’re designed to be.
In the opening scene of an episode of hit animated show Rick and Morty, genius (mad) scientist Rick makes a claptrap contraption at the breakfast table. As it comes alive, the miniature robot asks Rick, “What is my purpose?” Rick, being the realist who has seen thousands of alternate dimensions and cannot be bothered with niceties, answers, “You pass the butter.” In tech terms, that dejected little robot is essentially a microservice – designed for one specific, albeit important, purpose.
Since technology is always evolving – and business practices with it – you can bet that microservices evolve as well. Not just evolving on their own into serving more and more complicated functionality, but also in the way they are packaged, distributed, used or sold.
Imagine if that butter-passing robot that Rick built could also do the tiresome task of buttering your bread and pouring you a cup of coffee. Then, it’s no longer a microservice, but a finely honed breakfast serving machine. It not only serves each individual task well, the robot is capable of a variety of tasks that add value as a sum of the tasks it performs. When you see it working those tasks, you understand its true capabilities.
Microservices, and the way we use them, have evolved beyond serving specific tasks and functions. If packaged correctly, they can provide distinct business capabilities to whoever is deploying them, and this idea of a Packaged Business Capability (PBC) is the foundation of , an Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) solution from SELISE.
SELISE blocks have numerous benefits that make them the perfect choice for businesses of all sizes. One of the key advantages is that everything is very well organized and maintained following naming and organizing conventions. This ensures that all developers have the same understanding of the system, saving time and resources. Moreover, the inbuilt code for backend and frontend make it easy to integrate PBCs into any project or product, reducing the overall startup cost of a project and thereby empowering the enterprise IT.