The FAQ should provide quick answers to the most common questions.
Micro is a platform for cloud native application development aka API driven Go microservices.
Micro is open source but makes use of the Polyform Shield license to protect against AWS running it as a managed service.
There’s a slack community with thousands of members. Invite yourself at slack.micro.mu.
Start by checking out the project itself at github.com/micro/micro
See the users page with a list of companies using Micro (but note it may be out of date).
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.
Yes, we run a Micro Platform called M3O which provides Micro as a Service. You can get started for free.
Yes. In v2 and beyond micro makes use of gRPC by default.
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 Go Micro has been archived at microhq/go-micro.
Check out Awesome Micro for more resources