Simple cross platform REST-service with .Net, Vagrant og Docker
.Net is not constrained to Windows. Mono, and Xamarin, makes it easy to run C#, F# and the other CLR languages on almost all platforms.
Client side C# apps on iOS and Android are already popular (just look at me), and now the server side is following suit.
The modern cloud infrastructure in short gives you two options: Windows Server and Azure, or *nix and all other services.
No need to learn Java or Go, just go C#. Even on *nix.
Small big data, aka micro service all the things.
Multiple server frameworks already supports mono. For instance Nancy for hosting REST-services.
Topshelf can run your service as a console app for testing, or host it as a system service when running live.
Dapper is a Mono-ready simple and lightweight data access.
Vagrant enables you to specify your development environment in a structured fashion. The environment can be restored if you break it, and creating a new one is fast and easy. It removes the fear of breaking your environment, enabling fearless experimentation.
Docker - a package manager for infrastructure. Or a lightweight VM. VM v 2.0.
One container per dependency, orchestrate and scale with Docker-Compose.
C#: Code anywhere, deploy to anything.