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An open-source project to make it easier to build microservices
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What is Dapr?

It is a portable, event-driven runtime that makes it easy for developers to build resilient, stateless and stateful microservices that run on the cloud and edge and embraces the diversity of languages and developer frameworks.
Dapr is a tool in the Microservices Tools category of a tech stack.
Dapr is an open source tool with 4.7K GitHub stars and 211 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Dapr's open source repository on GitHub

Dapr Integrations

JavaScript, Python, Java, Kubernetes, and Go are some of the popular tools that integrate with Dapr. Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with Dapr.

Why developers like Dapr?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Dapr
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Dapr's Features

  • Event-driven Pub-Sub system with pluggable providers and at-least-once semantics
  • Input and Output bindings with pluggable providers
  • State management with pluggable data stores
  • Consistent service-to-service discovery and invocation
  • Opt-in stateful models: Strong/Eventual consistency, First-write/Last-write wins
  • Cross platform Virtual Actors
  • Rate limiting
  • Built-in distributed tracing using Open Telemetry
  • Runs natively on Kubernetes using a dedicated Operator and CRDs
  • Supports all programming languages via HTTP and gRPC
  • Multi-Cloud, open components (bindings, pub-sub, state) from Azure, AWS, GCP
  • Runs anywhere - as a process or containerized
  • Lightweight (58MB binary, 4MB physical memory)
  • Runs as a sidecar - removes the need for special SDKs or libraries
  • Dedicated CLI - developer friendly experience with easy debugging
  • Clients for Java, Dotnet, Go, Javascript and Python

Dapr Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Dapr?
Istio is an open platform for providing a uniform way to integrate microservices, manage traffic flow across microservices, enforce policies and aggregate telemetry data. Istio's control plane provides an abstraction layer over the underlying cluster management platform, such as Kubernetes, Mesos, etc.
Kong is a scalable, open source API Layer (also known as an API Gateway, or API Middleware). Kong controls layer 4 and 7 traffic and is extended through Plugins, which provide extra functionality and services beyond the core platform.
It is open source, production quality, framework for developing RESTful Web Services in Java that provides support for JAX-RS APIs and serves as a JAX-RS (JSR 311 & JSR 339) Reference Implementation. It provides it’s own API that extend the JAX-RS toolkit with additional features and utilities to further simplify RESTful service and client development.
linkerd is an out-of-process network stack for microservices. It functions as a transparent RPC proxy, handling everything needed to make inter-service RPC safe and sane--including load-balancing, service discovery, instrumentation, and routing.
Express Gateway
A cloud-native microservices gateway completely configurable and extensible through JavaScript/Node.js built for ALL platforms and languages. Enterprise features are FREE thanks to the power of 3K+ ExpressJS battle hardened modules.
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Dapr's Followers
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