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The author seems to be using Monolith and Monorepo interchangeably, when they are not.

This sentence "With that, Wayfair decided to split the monorepo into smaller microservices" makes little sense.

The main reason most people have monorepos in the first place is because they have smaller microservices, and to facilitate working on them as a unit.

You can certainly have a monolith in a monorepo.

Yes, but you would split a monolith into smaller microservices. It's inaccurate language to say you'd split a monorepo into smaller microservices (as GP describes), that's a conflation of two different but related concepts.

Surely that's just a repo?

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