To Umbrella or not to Umbrella - EMx 162


February 9th, 2022

45 mins 23 secs

Your Hosts

About this Episode

In this episode the panel is picking up an often discussed topic in the Elixir community: umbrella projects and possible alternatives. They go over what an umbrella project actually is and their experiences with them. Based on this they go over the trade-offs you better know about, restrictions which might come back to bite you and how possible alternatives - like a monolithic app, “poncho” projects, or separate services - fare up against umbrella projects.

In the end they also reflect on what has been said and give their opinions on how they’d built a complex greenfield project today.