This first part explains what microservices are and why you should care. I’ll begin by discussing six characteristics you can use to recognize and guide your design of microservices. Along the way, we’ll look at the benefits and costs of microservices.
Toward the end of chapter 1, I’ll give you a whirlwind tour of the technology stack used throughout the book; the stack consists of .NET Core, the Nancy web framework, and OWIN. Chapter 2 moves on to an example of building your first microservice. You’ll also see more of Nancy’s strengths.