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Goncalo Rodrigues

Nowadays, REST is ubiquitous across most kinds of applications. It provides an easy, simple and clear language to communicate between services, usually a frontend and a backend. Although, there are many good alternatives and I want to talk about one in particular - gRPC.

From my days as a Software Engineer at Google, I have grown quite fond of gRPC. Google uses it everywhere, from communicating between frontend and backend, to communicating with database servers to all kinds of microservices. It's the core communication framework that powers everything from the 8.5 billion Google searches per day the internal communication layer between each teams' microservices.


In this blog post, we'll go deeper into what gRPC actually is and what its advantages are over REST.