inessential by Brent Simmons

Simon on Web App Architecture

Simon Ljungberg writes:

We are currently dealing with some of this on Bloglovin because our web app is starting to get split up between a few different services. We’re tackling this by building a collection of components. These components represent different UI elements (kind of like Boostrap I guess). Each service includes the library of components as a dependency, and as such we update the code in one place and the dependency in the other places.

My previous post could be summed up as just this question: “Should I use one Rails app or a collection of Node/Sinatra/whatever apps?”

Almost everybody says to use a collection of apps rather than a monolithic app. Which is cool, because that’s what I’d rather do.