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.NET Microservices Architecture Guidance

Microservices & Docker containers

Microservices are small, modular, and independently deployable services. Docker containers (for Linux and Windows) simplify deployment and testing by bundling a service and its dependencies into a single unit, which is then run in an isolated environment.

Free architecture e-book

This guide is an introduction to developing microservices-based applications and managing them using containers. It discusses architectural design and implementation approaches using .NET Core and Docker containers.

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Looking for the e-book in another format?

This e-book is also available in a number of other languages.

.NET microservices tutorial

Ready to try it out? Our step-by-step tutorial walks you through building your first microservice using .NET and Docker.

Build a microservice with .NET

eShopOnContainers sample application

See the concepts from the e-book implemented in a sample application.

Explore sample app on GitHub

Additional resources

To learn more about Microservices and Docker, check out these resources.

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Ready to Get Started?

Our step-by-step tutorial will help you get microservices with ASP.NET running on your computer.

Supported on Windows, Linux, and macOS

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