How to explain microservices in plain English

If you polled 100 of your closest IT friends on today’s buzziest tech topics, we’d bet that microservices would crack the top 10. And if your survey sample was comprised largely of software folks, then we’d bet microservices would land in the top five. Along with containers, the microservices approach to architecting, building, and operating applications runs hot in software circles. If only they could explain what the term “microservices” means.