ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5


A microservice is a way of structuring software in a way that it is made up of a lot of small, individual parts, or services, that each do one very specific thing. For example, if you were making a website, one microservice might be responsible for storing information like usernames and passwords, while another might be responsible for displaying news stories. Each service would run independently, or separately, and could talk to each other if needed. That way, if one service had a problem, the other services would still keep running.