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gRPC Go for Professionals

By : Clément Jean
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gRPC Go for Professionals

By: Clément Jean

Overview of this book

In recent years, the popularity of microservice architecture has surged, bringing forth a new set of requirements. Among these, efficient communication between the different services takes center stage, and that's where gRPC shines. This book will take you through creating gRPC servers and clients in an efficient, secure, and scalable way. However, communication is just one aspect of microservices, so this book goes beyond that to show you how to deploy your application on Kubernetes and configure other tools that are needed for making your application more resilient. With these tools at your disposal, you’ll be ready to get started with using gRPC in a microservice architecture. In gRPC Go for Professionals, you'll explore core concepts such as message transmission and the role of Protobuf in serialization and deserialization. Through a step-by-step implementation of a TODO list API, you’ll see the different features of gRPC in action. You’ll then learn different approaches for testing your services and debugging your API endpoints. Finally, you’ll get to grips with deploying the application services via Docker images and Kubernetes.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Networking Primer, will teach you about the networking concepts behind gRPC.

Chapter 2, Protobuf Primer, will help you understand how Protobuf is essential for efficient communication.

Chapter 3, Introduction to gPRC, will give you a feel for why gRPC is more efficient than traditional REST APIs.

Chapter 4, Setting Up a Project, will mark the start of your journey into the gRPC world.

Chapter 5, Types of gRPC Endpoints, will describe how to write unary, server streaming, client streaming, and bidirectional streaming APIs.

Chapter 6, Designing Effective APIs, will outline the different trade-offs when designing gRPC APIs.

Chapter 7, Out-of-the-Box Features, will go through the major features that gRPC provides out of the box.

Chapter 8, More Essential Features, will explain how community projects can make your APIs even more powerful and secure.

Chapter 9, Production-Grade APIs, will teach you how to test, debug, and deploy your APIs.