Evolution of Business Logic from Monoliths through Microservices, to Functions

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The whole point of running application software is to deliver business value of some sort. That business value is delivered by creating business logic and operating it so it can provide a service to some users. The time between creating business logic and providing service to users with that logic is the time to value. The cost of providing that value is the cost of creation plus the cost of delivery. …

As technology has progressed over the last decade, we’ve seen an evolution from monolithic applications to microservices and are now seeing the rise of serverless event driven functions, led by AWS Lambda. What factors have driven this evolution? Low latency messaging enabled the move from monoliths to microservices, low latency provisioning enabled the move to Lambda.

Read more at Adrian Cockcroft’s blog