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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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Micro 1.0.0 release and beyond


Over the past 4 years we’ve focused on creating the simplest experience for microservice development. To do this we built a strongly opinionated open source framework called Go Micro and Micro, a microservice toolkit built to explore, query and interact with those services via an API Gateway, CLI, Slack and Web Dashboard.

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The Micro Newsletter


Hey, we’re starting a newsletter! Micro provides an opinionated view on how to build cloud-native systems but we want to provide opinions beyond the micro ecosystem too.

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Go Config - A pluggable config framework


Application configuration has remained largely static for most of our lifetime, using flags, environment variables and files. Any change has usually required restarting the application or significant complexity in code to signal and reload the config.

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Micro on Patreon


The open source development of micro can now be sponsored via Patreon. Before we go into the details, I want to first mention what micro is and it’s funding journey.

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Functions with Micro


As technology evolves so do our programming models. We’ve gone from monoliths to microservices and more recently started to push this separation even further towards functions.

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