04 Mar '12, 6pm

When to Break Apart your Application

When to Break Apart your Application

presented on the topic of building Systems. One aspect of his presentation that really struck a chord with me was around the competing desires while designing and delivering an application. This blog entry is about summarizing that aspect and what I took away from it.** Stefan noted that early in an application's life, a monolithic application is far easier to deliver; however, as the application grows, what is important begins to change. The slide to the right shows how priorities can change over time. While starting with a monolithic application is easier to deliver, that application often grows to an unmaintainable size - i.e. the vast majority of the time we boil the frog. Stefan argued that the benefits are so obviously there that for an application of any moderate size it's more efficient to bite the bullet and break things up (where logical) in the beginning. I'm gu...

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