Reliable Services and Reliable Actors are Service Fabric application frameworks for building highly-scalable distributed cloud applications.
Reliable Services is a light-weight framework for writing services that integrate with the Service Fabric platform and benefit from the full set of platform features. Built on top of Reliable Services, the Reliable Actor framework is an application framework that implements the Virtual Actor model, based on the actor design pattern. More information on Service Fabric programming models can be found in the Service Fabric documentation.
This repo builds the following packages:
For more Service Fabric open source projects, visit the Service Fabric home repo.
We recommend installing Visual Studio 2017 which will set you up with all the .NET build tools and allow you to open the solution files. Community Edition is free and can be used to build everything here.
To build everything and generate NuGet packages, run the build.ps1 script. NuGet packages will be dropped in a drop directory at the repo root.
Each project can also be built individually directly through Visual Studio or by running the solution file through MSBuild.
Binaries in the build are delay signed, these are fully signed in the official builds released by Microsoft. To use the binaries or to run unit tests from the build of this repository, strong name validation needs to be skipped for these assemblies. This can be done by running SkipStrongName.ps1 script available in the root of the repository.
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Releases and Support
Official releases from Microsoft of the NuGet packages in this repo are released directly to NuGet and Web Platform Installer. Get the latest official release here.
Only officially released NuGet packages from Microsoft are supported for use in production. If you have a feature or bug fix that you would like to use in your application, please issue a pull request so we can get it into an official release.
Reporting issues and feedback
Please refer to Contributing.md at the Service Fabric home repo for details on issue reporting and feedback.
If you would like to become an active contributor to this project please follow the instructions provided in Microsoft Azure Projects Contribution Guidelines.
For details on contributing to Service Fabric projects, please refer to Contributing.md at the Service Fabric home repo for details on contributing code.
Service Fabric has conceptual and reference documentation available at https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/service-fabric.
These articles will help get you started with Reliable Services and Reliable Actors: