Australia-based automotive portal Carsales.com recently completed their four year long website overhaul. The new microservices-based architecture has allowed the company to expand its full retail stack into new markets in Mexico and Chile.
Microservices architecture is defined as “a suite of independently deployable, small, modular services in which each service runs a unique process and communicates through a well-defined, lightweight mechanism to serve a business goal.”
In the case of Carsales, their website is now more resilient and flexible, which allows it to expand its platform to global markets.
“What we’ve done is make the platform global, where language is a section of our platform rather than something we develop code to,” Carsales chief product and information officer Ajay Bhatia told iTnews.
“The presentation layer is the only thing that requires specific language choices for users, and we have a philosophy here now that when we’re building, language is a user preference,” CTO Jason Blackman added.