The idea of transitioning away from a monolithic architecture and toward a set of independent “microservices” is gaining traction as a practical option for many companies today. Many businesses nowadays like having their applications constructed from separate modules that are then bound together by software developers.
FEaaS relies on the utilization of microservices. It gives developers a set of front-end modules that, when put together, provide a rapid solution with an eye on maintainability.
Core features of an e-commerce app, such as a shopping cart, checkout, search and filters, customer data, helpdesk, chatbots, and others, need the work of many software developers. Developers may avoid making these features from scratch by using Front-end-as-a-Service. Instead, businesses may pick and choose the finest parts made available via Front-end as a Service cloud infrastructures.
The rise of FEaaS
With the advent of the omnichannel marketing approach in e-Commerce, Front-end-as-a-Service grew in popularity. In the beginning, all you needed to do to get the vast majority of your sales was to construct a full-stack e-Commerce website with tightly coupled front- and back-end layers.
Customers want more from businesses nowadays, and having a website that can only be accessed online isn’t enough. To do this, eCommerce developers create a sophisticated matrix of client touchpoints, or channels, via which the business may communicate with its consumers. Full-stack digital applications need more adaptability to support the omnichannel strategy.
Why FEaaS is a solution for modern ecommerce
The frontend service is the one in charge of delivering the correct data to the appropriate screens as fast and smoothly as possible.
The material may originate from a variety of places, including the more traditional Content Management System, an eCommerce solution, and even Enterprise Resource Planning systems, CRMs, and many more. These components are merged in the Frontend-as-a-Service to form the atomic components of the design.
The benefits of using FEaaS for your business
Reduced time to market and shorter development cycles are the results of having your team’s developers have access to all the fundamentals of frontend development. This allows them to concentrate on tailoring pre-built components rather than starting from scratch.
Because of the prebuilt architecture’s optimization for web speed and mobile-first mentality, deploying a full FEaaS solution may save development time by as much as eight months compared to a bespoke build. There is then a huge reduction in both expense and time spent.
The pre-built frontend components may be altered to suit the demands of the developer, and the outcome can be controlled to a great extent.
FEaaS has the potential to change the game by making it easier for developers to create and deploy functions without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure.