Building a microservice in a day*

* well, a bit more than a day 🙂

Some time ago, I wrote some automation for Softcatalà‘s website, aimed to automatically update some software download information that we offer on the site.

That piece of code was at the very bottom of my “list of code to be proud of”. Even if it was a relatively small, less than 1000 lines PHP single file, it was bad. It was, basically, breaking every single best practice and design principle that you can think of. Taking the SO from SOLID, as an example:

Single Responsibility: That code was doing a ton of things. Downloading data from third-party APIs, mangling data, parsing CSV, JSON and XMLs, updating WordPress’ database, reusing some [...] (mostra l'entrada completa)
docker, microservices, python, software engineering