| ||Ask HN: What do you use to build micro-front ends?|
13 points by pscanf on Nov 21, 2016 | hide | past | favorite | 4 comments |
|Micro-frontends have been recently listed in Thoughtworks Technology Radar as
"a technique to assess". They describe it as an approach parallel to the
microservices pattern seen on the backend: a monolith front-end web app is
broken into many sub-applications, each with a certain level of independence
from the others so that it can be developed, tested and deployed in isolation.
These sub-applications share a set of primitives to allow for a cohesive user
Spotify desktop client is reported to be built with such an approach,
isolating micro-apps into iframes using libraries and postMessage APIs to
coordinate. I've personally run into an application built in a similar way,
where many iframes shared APIs exposed by their parent window.
I was wondering if someone in the HN crowd had experiences / tools / frameworks
to share to help someone looking into this topic.
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