At Microsoft, our goal is to empower all developers to be successful at building any application, using any language, on any platform. We are committed to building Open, flexible technology that makes it easy for any developer to build adaptable and dynamic applications that run on the cloud and edge and embraces the diversity of languages and developer frameworks.
Microsoft is an active member and core contributor to open source ecosystems and projects such as the Linux Foundation, Eclipse Foundation, Python Software Foundation, and Rust Foundation. GitHub is home to and the place for anyone from anywhere to build anything, we continue to strengthen our commitment to developer freedom, openness, and innovation.
As one of the top open source collaborators in the world, Microsoft is committed to bringing our engineers and innovation to help foster a healthy open source ecosystem that our customers, developers, and partners can use, modify, improve, and build upon. We believe that open collaboration often allows communities to achieve more than their members can do alone and accelerate innovation. We foster active communities around our own home-grown projects like VS Code, TypeScript, and .NET. One of the new ways we are continuing to engage and excite our developer audience is through the Open at Microsoft show series.
The Open at Microsoft show is committed to showcasing and highlighting open source projects that are both Microsoft born and also featured collaborations. The Open at Microsoft series is a weekly show that features open source projects and highlights how Microsoft is continuing their efforts to evolve the open source community to be an even better project and making it more useful for the Developer community.
For today’s blog, we are going to be featuring the Dapr (Distributed Application Runtime) project. Dapr or Distributed Application Runtime, is a new way to build modern distributed applications. What started as a prototype has evolved into a highly successful open-source project. The Dapr project was born at Microsoft and donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as part of an incubation project. Dapr helps you write flexible and secure microservices that leverages industry proven best practices to build connected distributed applications faster. By letting Dapr’s sidecar take care of the complex challenges such as service discovery, message broker integration, encryption, observability, and secret management, you can focus on business logic and keep your code simple.
At its core, it is focused on making microservice and distributed app developers more productive through utilization of building block APIs and tools to keep your platform agnostic.
Learn from our experts Aaron Crawfis and Paul Yuknewicz as they dive deep into the infrastructure of Dapr on the Open at Microsoft show. Find the episode here
You can get actively involved in the Dapr community through participating in discussions at community engagements or writing a blog entry. Learn more about how to get involved with Mark Fussel and Aaron Crawfis on this next episode on the Open at Microsoft show series. The episode can also be viewed here on the Microsoft Learn TV platform.
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