For a typical .NET developer, building a distributed application of web pages and services involves using IIS. But do you really need a full blown web server like IIS? Building a functional distributed application outside IIS is possible and quite easy. Inspired by lightweight frameworks like Java's Jetty and Python's Bottle, we'll look at creating lightweight sites and services in .NET using Nancy. We'll see how using lightweight frameworks allow you to focus on your business logic without letting heavyweight frameworks and processes get in the way.