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Simplifying microservice development. The docs should help you get started.


Micro addresses the key requirements for building microservice systems. It takes the microservice architecture pattern and transforms it into a set of tools which act as the building blocks for scalable platforms. Micro hides the complexity of distributed systems and provides well understood concepts to developers.

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The main piece of software provided is Micro, a microservice toolkit.

The toolkit is composed of the following features:

  • api - API Gateway. A single HTTP entry point. Dynamic routing using service discovery.

  • web - Web Dashboard. Visualise, observe and explore.

  • cli - Command line interface. Describe, query and interact directly from the terminal.

  • bot - Slack and hipchat bot. The CLI via messaging.

  • new - New template generation for services.

Micro builds on go-micro, making it a pluggable toolkit.


  • Look at examples of how to use micro on github.
  • Search the explorer to find existing open source projects on github.
  • Read the blog for a deeper look at micro and broader microservice ideas.
  • Watch the video on Simplifying Microservices with Micro presented at Golang UK Conf 2016.
  • View the slides for various presentations on speakerdeck.


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