[erlang-questions] Microservices vs. Erlang processes
Lloyd R. Prentice
Mon Jul 7 17:45:24 CEST 2014
We're hearing much about "microservice architecture" in system design circles these days:
Can anyone explain to me how this design practice differs from the Erlang practice of factoring a system into concurrent processes?
I think I understand that they have different interfaces and that Erlang processes can be easily monitored and supervised but, beyond that...
- Is this a case of another term for a functionally equivalent concept?
- Is an Erlang process typically coarser or finer grained than a typical microservice?
- What "itch" is being scratched by microservice design that can't be scratched by well designed Erlang?
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