Once upon a time a great Twitter melee was fought for the coveted title of Consensus Best Way to Structure Systems. The competition was between Microservices and Monolithic Apps.
Flying the the logo of Microservices, from a distant cloud covered land, is the Kingdom of Netflix, whose champion was Sir Adrian Cockcroft (who has pledged fealty to another). And for the Kingdom of ThoughtWorks we have Sir Sam Newman as champion.
Flying the logo of the Monolithic App is champion Sir John Allspaw, from the fair Kingdom of Etsy.
Knights from the Kingdom of Digital Ocean and several independent realms filled out the list.
To the winner goes a great prize: developer mindshare and the favor of that most fickle of ladies, Lady Luck.
May the best paradigm win.
The opening blow was wielded by the highly ranked Sir Cockcroft, a veteran of many tournaments: