I currently work at a company with about 50 microservices spread across the infrastructure. These range from NodeJS apps, Elixir/Phoenix apps, Ruby/Rails apps, and a handful of Go services. We have a single API Gateway that all of these services talk to. No one app knows anything about the other. I’m wondering how practical this is if this is a common practice in larger companies that span hundreds if not thousands of services?
For example, does Google or Uber have a single API that feeds all their systems at the top level?
If this approach I’m speaking of isn’t practical, what is the standard approach for having a multi-service architecture?
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Author: Trenton Tyler