Desigual is a clothing brand based in Barcelona that is characterized by asymmetrical designs, bright colors and the incorporation of graffiti. The company, which was founded in 1984, has multiple factories, shops all over the world and an online shop.
Through this microservice architecture implementation project, Desigual's application development framework has been adapted to use models and technologies that are more suited to today's needs, where distributed teams (both spatially and in functional areas) prevail over large traditional development teams.
Similarly, and in line with current market trends, the new architecture has focused on facilitating the maintenance and deployment of applications in cloud environments
The main challenge of the project has been not only to implement an architecture of this type flexible enough to grow based on the future needs of Desigual, but also to understand the specific case studies of Desigual in order to find the most appropriate tools and technologies for each case.
For the development of this project, a mixed team of Mimacom and Desigual employees has been formed, in which Mimacom has contributed all its experience in the development of architectures and platforms focused on microservices and cloud.
The solution of this project was the selection of the most suitable technological stack for the existing needs:
Spring Boot: implementation and the configuration of microservices
Spring Cloud and Netflix OSS: configuration, monitorization and communication between microservices
Redis: session data storage and cache of the applications
Kafka: asynchronous communication of microservices and management of push notifications
Angular: framework for the development of frontend applications
Docker: creation and management of containers
Docker Swarm: orchestration of containers
Elastic Stack: log monitoring and analysis
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With the solution provided by Mimacom, Desigual has now a new approach and a new application development platform that is more modern, agile, flexible and scalable.