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The monolith gets a bad rap

When you hear that a company runs a monolith, you may think they’re old-fashioned and they must have trouble scaling it, right? I’m here to tell you that some people (myself included) think monoliths are awesome for a whole lot of teams. That said, technology has advanced, and I truly think it’s time to revisit the monolith with a new approach.

If you’re new to back-end development, a monolith is a server-side system that runs as one…. thing. It’s a single program that starts up, serves some network requests, and then terminates. Alternatives to ‘the monolith’ include service-oriented architectures (SOA)…

Connor Hicks

Creator of Suborbital, Senior Developer at 1Password

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