July 21, 2016 by Chris Castle
Scott Raio is Co-Founder and CTO of Combatant Gentlemen, a design-to-delivery menswear e-commerce brand. Read our Combatant Gentlemen customer story to learn more about how Heroku helped them build a successful online business.
We’ve written an individual service for every business use case. For example, we have services for order processing, product catalog, account management, authentication, swatch display, POs, logistics, payments, etc.
With all these different services, we chose Heroku Private Spaces as a way to make service discovery easier. We’re currently running about 25 services, which is a relatively small number compared to Netflix or Twitter (who employ hundreds of services). But we’re growing, and we’re always evaluating our services to determine which ones are too large and need to be broken out.
Most of our services work autonomously and share nothing between them. When the services are isolated and containerized, then changes are much simpler. It’s a very clean approach.Read more →