What Are Microservices and Why Should Government Care?

The next steps in the General Services Administration’s modernization effort come in small packages but might have a big payoff.

Microservices, according to GSA Chief Technology Officer Navin Vembar, are “small, single-capability kinds of services that are totally self-contained,” composed of closer to hundreds of lines of code than the millions that sometimes comprise complex legacy applications and services.

While they aren’t yet widespread across government, Vembar said they’re all the rage in industries like retail shopping….continue reading

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