gRPC Conf

Published on Friday, July 31, 2020

This week was gRPC Conf! The conference was great, and the recordings from the conference will be available on their YouTube channel on August 5th.

The following talks from the conference were especially awesome.

Definitely check these out:

I don't work with gRPC directly, but I love learning about distributed systems. Three weeks ago I knew practically nothing about gRPC. If you're like me, here's a brief overview:

gRPC is a system, developed (and open-sourced) by Google, for passing messages back and forth between a server and a client.

It differs from RESTful API development in that:

  • It runs on HTTP/2
  • It has support for bi-directional streams (this comes from HTTP/2)
  • You can use protobuf to create a common description for the resources/functions exposed by your gRPC service
    • this allows for strongly typed models to be passed between client and server (!)

In the coming weeks I will create a demo using gRPC just to get my hands dirty. In the mean time, if you're interested in learning more, checkout the following links: