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The reusability fallacy - Part 4

Why the reusability promise does not work

Uwe Friedrichsen

17 minute read

Container ship sailing on the Elbe (nearby Hamburg, Germany)

In the previous part of this series I discussed why reusability is a false friend in distributed systems and thus should not be used to sell distributed architectural approaches. Additionally, I discussed the difference between “usable” and “reusable” assets and why you should strive for “usability” in distributed approaches like, e.g., microservices.