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What is Micro?

Micro provides the core requirements for building and managing microservices. It consists of a set of libraries and tools which are primarily geared towards development in the programming language Go, however looks to solve for other languages via HTTP using a Sidecar.
Micro is a tool in the Microservices Tools category of a tech stack.
Micro is an open source tool with 7.7K GitHub stars and 633 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Micro's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Micro?

5 companies reportedly use Micro in their tech stacks, including Cuemby Tech, Nuxeo, and Facebook Data Analyzer.

21 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Micro.

Why developers like Micro?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Micro
Top Reasons

Micro's Features

  • API
  • CLI
  • Web UI
  • Sidecar
  • Go client libraries

Micro Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Micro?
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 the front door for all requests from devices and websites to the backend of the Netflix streaming application. As an edge service application, It is built to enable dynamic routing, monitoring, resiliency, and security. Routing is an integral part of a microservice architecture.
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.
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.
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Micro's Followers
25 developers follow Micro to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
John Badger
Mohsen Mahdieh
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Mustafa Turan
Peter van Dam
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