Submitted by Steve Gordon
In this session, Steve will introduce gRPC, a modern high-performance RPC framework for inter-service communication. We'll look at how gRPC stacks up against existing REST-based communication and explore the benefits this technology has to offer. gRPC uses HTTP/2 as its transport protocol and ProtoBuf encoded content for efficient, fast communication.
You'll see C# examples of how to build client and server gRPC components using ASP.NET Core 3.0, using the blazingly fast Kestrel web server. You'll learn how to define your proto3 service definition (contract) and integrate with MSBuild tooling to code gen the server and client components you'll need. You'll be amazed at how quickly a service can be created with little effort or boilerplate code required. You'll also see how additional clients can easily be generated for other languages such as Node.js to make connecting polyglot systems a breeze.
It's a great time to begin taking notice of gRPC as a worthy contender to take over from REST for inter-service communication in microservice-based environments. It's time we started to let service talk their own language!
Steve Gordon is a Pluralsight author, Microsoft MVP, senior developer and community lead, based in Brighton, UK. He works for Madgex developing and supporting their new product portfolio built on ASP.NET Core technologies. Steve is passionate about community and all things .NET related, having worked with ASP.NET on and off for over 15 years.
Steve is currently developing microservice-based systems and services, using .NET Core and Docker. He enjoys sharing his knowledge through his blog, in videos and by presenting talks at user groups and conferences. Steve is excited to be a part of the .NET community and founded .NET South East, a .NET Meetup group based in Brighton. He enjoys contributing to and maintaining OSS projects. You can find Steve online at his blog www.stevejgordon.co.uk and on Twitter as @stevejgordon.