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Micro Frontends Provide Predictability and Faster Digital Channel Development

With micro frontends you can create better digital experiences for millions of customers. This webinar helps you understand how you can add value to your digital products through micro frontends.

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Published 3 Feb, 2021 2 minutes of reading

In this webinar, our CTO, José Antonio Silva, walks us through the evolution of large organizations, where they are today and where they need to go to remain competitive and deliver more meaningful products and services through their digital channels. You can find the presentation here.

Software architecture has moved from monolithic deployments to a gradual decoupling as organizations adopt more sophisticated technologies to improve operations, reduce costs and innovate.

Not every product or project requires a sophisticated software architecture. Less complex systems may have to deal with the extra baggage that a microservices architecture provides, which reduces their productivity.

But at Modyo, our customers rarely have a need for such simple solutions. Typically, as complexity comes into play, maintaining a monolith will very quickly begin to hinder productivity. Anyone who has worked within the digital channels of large organization's all have stories to back this up, in one way or another. Monoliths kill a company's ability to adapt to the market. They kill the ability to innovate.

When decoupling microservices, you reduce complexity in your systems and processes. This is widely known to most of us in the enterprise software community: decoupling microservices helps you scale your solutions.

three stages showing evolution of software architecture. one large monolith, then frontend and backend, then microservices and frontend

If monoliths provide great structure for less complex systems, what happens when you want to add more features, services and functions to the customers who engage with you in your digital channels?

Here, we are faced with two options. The first is to discourage complexity. Keep the features simple. This option is risky given today's marketplace, where customers may choose to do business with your competitor because their offering is more feature-rich, more attractive, more comprehensive.

The second option is to add complexity to the experiences you provide to your customers by adding these features. But if you're limited to a monolithic front-end architecture, this, as we know, is going to cause your productivity to drop rapidly.

What if there were a reference architecture that allowed you to decouple functionality on the front end, similar to how microservices decouple your systems on the back end?

There is! It's called a Micro Frontend architecture.

micro frontends allow teams to work independently

Managing scalable and secure digital channels where you can quickly launch and iterate your digital products is not easy. But with micro frontends, you can scale team autonomy, manage dependencies and create independent deployment models through a better reference architecture.

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