15 Most Common Microservices Interview Questions (and Answers)

In this post, we’ll look at the common interview questions on the topic of microservices

What is a microservice?

An individual microservice is a small application with a singular functionality that is developed, managed & scaled independently. An individual microservice is almost always part of a larger solution composed of many microservices that communicate with each other synchronously or asynchronously using contracts (API specs, event schemas, etc.)

What do you mean by microservices architecture?

Microservices architecture, or microservices, is a software development approach where large systems or solutions are composed of small independent applications or (micro)services. These microservices communicate with each other synchronously or asynchronously.

What are the advantages of microservices architecture?

What are the disadvantages of microservices architecture?

What are some alternatives to microservices architecture?

Why are organizations moving towards a microservices architecture?

What are some of the design patterns that become important in microservices architecture?

What are the two communication patterns between microservices?

What are the benefits of synchronous communication in microservices architecture?

What are the challenges of synchronous communication in microservices architecture?

What are the benefits of asynchronous communication in microservices architecture?

What are the challenges of asynchronous communication in microservices architecture?

What is idempotency and how does it relate to microservices architecture?

How do microservices increase development velocity?

What is service discovery and why is it important in microservices architecture?

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