This is what makes a monolith architecture monolith — it is a single logical executable. To make any changes to the system, a developer must build and deploy an updated version of the server-side application. Monolithic architecture is the classic way of software development. In a monolithic application, all components are built as a single code base and deployed as a single file. All of us, at some stage in our career, have designed and developed a monolithic architecture based application.