Building blocks

Dapr capabilities that solve common development challenges for distributed applications

Get a high-level overview of Dapr building blocks in the Concepts section.

Diagram showing the different Dapr building blocks

Service invocation

Perform direct, secure, service-to-service method calls

State management

Create long running stateful services

Publish & subscribe messaging

Secure, scalable messaging between services

Bindings

Trigger code from and interface with a large array of external resources

Actors

Encapsulate code and data in reusable actor objects as a common microservices design pattern

Observability

See and measure the message calls across components and networked services

Secrets building block

Securely access secrets from your application