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Dapr Concepts

Learn about Dapr including its main features and capabilities


Introduction to the Distributed Application Runtime

Building blocks

Modular best practices accessible over standard HTTP or gRPC APIs


Modular functionality used by building blocks and applications


Change the behavior of Dapr sidecars or globally on Dapr system services

Middleware pipelines

Custom processing pipelines of chained middleware components


Monitor applications through tracing, metrics, logs and health


How Dapr is designed with security in mind

Dapr and service meshes

How Dapr compares to, and works with service meshes

Dapr terminology and definitions

Definitions for common terms and acronyms in the Dapr documentation

Frequently asked questions and answers

Common questions asked about Dapr