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gRPC over HTTP/2 or: How I learned to stop depending on REST and love gRPC

In today buzzword-oriented world, you don’t spend all of your precious time following all of the latest technologies. When creating APIs, you rarely think twice - obviously REST is your best friend. But have you ever heard about companies like Google or Dropbox? I bet you did. They’ve considered this problem in a different way. So did we, in our last project for a Berlin startup. We decided to use gRPC instead of REST and I would like to tell you why.

Jakub Pietrzyk

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03 Apr 2019


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gRPC over HTTP/2 or: How I learned to stop depending on REST and love gRPC

03 Apr 2019 | Jakub Pietrzyk

In today buzzword-oriented world, you don’t spend all of your precious time following all of the latest technologies. When creating APIs, you rarely think twice - obviously REST is your best friend. But have you ever heard about companies like Google or Dropbox? I bet you did. They’ve considered this problem in a different way. So did we, in our last project for a Berlin startup. We decided to use gRPC instead of REST and I would like to tell you why.

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