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Real World Micro Services

Over the years I’ve become pretty frustrated by the state of tech and engineering in general. One of the biggest issues we face in the industry is the lack of reusability in software. GitHub made a major revolutionary change for developers, enabling all of us to reuse libraries, and code through reuse rather than writing everything from scratch. Yet it never felt like that made it any further than that.

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Building a Blog with Micro - Part One

This series will cover how to build a blog service using Micro. We’ll decompose a monolithic Blog into multiple services. In part one we’ll focus on building a Post service. It will be good way to learn how to build nontrivial applications with the store and the model.

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Micro 3.0 (M3O) is a platform for cloud native development

This is the official announcement for the release of Micro 3.0 better known as M3O - a platform for cloud native development. Our 3.0 release is a major refactor and consolidation of the existing tooling into something that addresses the entire workflow of build, run, manage and consume all from the developers perspective.

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Announcing: M3O - A Micro services development platform


Today we’re announcing M3O - a cloud native platform for Micro services development. A vastly simpler method of building distributed systems in the Cloud and beyond without having to manage the infrastructure. M3O (pronounced “em-3-oh” and derived from the word M[icr]o) is the culmination of many years of experience doing distributed systems development and today we want to shed more light on what we’re working on.

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Micro Server - Getting started with microservices


In this post we will have a look at how to run and manage microservices locally with micro server and the Micro CLI in general. The Micro CLI consists of both the server command and other client commands that enable us to interact with the server. micro server can run microservices in different environments - binaries locally for speed and simplicity, or containers in a more production ready environment.

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Introducing Micro Server


In 2015, go-micro, a Go microservices framework was announced. Today we introduce the micro server, which builds on top of go-micro, and enables you to run and manage microservices with ease, both locally and across different environments.

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Micro v2.0.0 release is out!


We’re happy to announce the release of Micro and Go Micro v2! This release is a major milestone for us as we adopt gRPC and embedded NATS by default.

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Deprecating Consul in favour of Etcd


For over 4 years Consul has served us well as one of the default service discovery systems in Micro. It was in fact in the very beginning the default mechanism used for the registry and the only underlying dependency required to get started.

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The end game for developers


Something I often wonder is how we’re stuck in this pre-historic phase of software development. Where technology has largely advanced from a consumer experience standpoint, but as developers it feels like we’re moving at a snails pace.

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Micro - The great consolidation of 2019


Micro started it’s journey as go-micro - a microservices framework - focused on providing the core requirements for microservice development. It creates a simpler experience for building microservices by abstracting away the complexity of distributed systems.

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