The session starts from recent reported rumors of large companies abandoning or just seriously questioning the microservices architecture and come up with a number of fairly unpopular opinions about software architecture. Unpopular doesn’t necessarily mean right or wrong, unpopular is just related to ideas and beliefs that go against the conventional status quo. Hence, the session argues that microservices are not an ultimate application architecture but an (arguably appropriate) implementation detail. In fact, the core of popular microservices patterns (ie, gateway) lives in DDD and DDD too is not an application architecture but a design method. By doing DDD you end up using the same abstract ideas pushed by microservices but can happily implement them in a monolith or series of megaliths. You need the simplest solution ever and reference applications to help.