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Why BFF (Backend for Frontend) Is Key to Your Microservices Journey: A Morningstar Case Study

Brian Grant • Krishnan Ramanathan | GOTO Chicago 2017

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Morningstar’s mission is to create great products that help investors reach their financial goals.

In this talk, you will learn about how Morningstar's mobile team adopted the BFF (Backend for Frontend) strategy as microservice patterns evolved in the organization. You will hear about how they resisted the trap of building a chatty app using available services, helped front-end teams move quickly, and controlled data refinement through the BFF APIs. They will also discuss the lessons they learned on their journey to a successful launch and through ongoing development.

About the speakers

Brian Grant
Brian Grant

Technology Lead at Morningstar

Krishnan Ramanathan
Krishnan Ramanathan

Director of Software Engineering at Morningstar

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