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Enhancing Application Communication with gRPC

by Mike Van Sickle

Remote Procedure Calls have been used to allow clients and servers to communicate with each other, but they have been stigmatized as been cumbersome and brittle. This course will introduce you to gRPC - a modern and efficient RPC framework by Google.

What you'll learn

There have been many different strategies over the years to get software written in one language to communicate with one written in another. The two primary approaches that have evolved have been RESTful services (typically using JSON documents to transmit data) and RPC (remote procedure calls) that use a variety of different transmission techniques. In this course, Enhancing Application Communication with gRPC, you'll be introduced to the gRPC framework that Google uses for much of its inter-service communication. First, you'll cover the components of gRPC application. Next, you'll discover how to use protocol buffers to define gRPC services. Finally, you'll learn how to create gRPC clients and servers using C#, Java, Node.js, and Go. By the end of this course, you'll know how to use gRPC in your distributed system applications.

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About the author

Michael Van Sickle is an application architect in Akron, Ohio. He started his career as a mechanical engineer, designing components for the automotive industry, before changing to software engineering. He is passionate about learning new programming languages and is comfortable working in Java, C#, JavaScript, PHP, and F#. Mike also loves learning about user experience design and is taking a lead role in his company's attempt to make applications that are elegant and simple. When he i... more

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