Monolithic
Notes:
  • A company may have more than one monolith
  • A monolith means a big heavy app
Pros:
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Easier dependency management
  • Easier version management
  • Easier to track breakages across different projects
  • Easier to know what team is doing at a glance
Cons:
  • Harder to split code ownership
  • Harder to define responsibilities
  • Monolithic codebases can easily become a mess
    • No strong conventions
    • Can be harder to deploy
  • Increased complexity on codebase
  • Harder to distinguish responsibility of the codebase
  • A single release cycle where all components are released togther
Examples:
  • Facebook
    • Only WWW is a monolithic app
Questions:
  • When should you break down a monolithic app?
  • When should you unbundle a monolith?
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