Microservices are increasingly used in the world of development. Microservices are an architectural and organizational approach to software development in which software consists of small independent services that communicate through well-defined APIs.
Our long-term clients from Pharmnet, for whom we have made various software products, continue to develop their business by selling medical devices and medicines and for this purpose they need additional automation of various processes. For this purpose, they turned to us with the desire to develop specialized microservices for connecting their warehouse management software(WMS) with the WMS of three pharmaceutical companies (Sting Pharma, Sopharma and Phoenix Pharma).
Our task is to obtain information about all medical and medicinal products, their availability and prices in three different warehouse software through API or other available documentation, to combine them into a single database with a direct automated connection for data verification and then the resulting common database data to connect to the warehouse software of Pharmnet. The next step in the process is for different pharmacies to request daily medicines from our database at the most affordable prices and delivery times.
The final stage of the project is forthcoming, where the end users / patients can place an order online in a pharmacy site and from there the ordered drugs can be ordered directly through the microservices from the software of the importer or wholesaler of the medicinal products.
Microservices enable and require DevOps - One way to look at the relationship between microservices and DevOps is that microservice architectures actually require DevOps to be successful. Maintaining the lifecycle of microservices requires teamwork and collaboration between development and operations teams, depending on how DevOps teams work. Experienced DevOps have the knowledge and capabilities to use microservice architectures in software development projects.