The FAQ should provide quick answers to the most common questions.

What is Micro?

Micro is a platform for API driven development.

Is it open source?

Yes, Micro is Apache 2.0 licensed.

Where do I start?

Start by checking out the project itself at github.com/micro/micro

Where can I run Micro?

Micro is runtime agnostic. You can run it anywhere you like. On bare metal, on AWS, Google Cloud. On your favourite container orchestration system like Mesos or Kubernetes.

Does Micro support gRPC?

Yes. In v2 and beyond micro makes use of gRPC by default.

What’s the difference between Micro and Go Micro?

Go Micro was an early attempt at building a framework for Go microservices development. We’ve since shifted our focus entirely to Micro, a platform for cloud native development which includes a server, command line and service framework (previously go-micro). Go Micro has been moved to asim/go-micro.