gRPC [Golang] Master Class: Build Modern API and Microservices

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Better than REST APIs! Build a fast and scalable HTTP/2 API for a Go microservice with gRPC and protocol buffers (protobufs)

About This Video

  • Learn the gRPC theory to understand how gRPC works
  • Compare gRPC and the REST API paradigm
  • Write your gRPC service definition in .proto files

In Detail

gRPC is a new and modern framework for building scalable, modern, and fast APIs. It is leveraged by many top tech companies such as Google, Square, and Netflix and enables programmers to write microservices in any language they want while keeping the ability to easily create communications between these services. It relies on protocol buffers as the transport mechanism and the Service Definition Language.

gRPC [Golang] Master Class: Build Modern APIs and Microservices is the best way to get a great overview of all the possibilities offered by gRPC with your favourite language

  • Learn the gRPC theory to understand how gRPC works
  • Compare gRPC and the REST API paradigm
  • Write your gRPC service definitions in .proto files
  • Generate server and client Code in Golang using the Gradle gRPC plugin
  • Implement unary, server streaming, client streaming, and the bi-directional streaming API
  • Practice your learning with exercises and solutions
  • Implement advanced concepts such as error handling, deadlines, and SSL security
  • Implement a full CRUD API on top of MongoDB
  • Get pointers to expand your learning journey and get inspired by real-world gRPC services

This perfect gRPC course will help you simplify your APIs and clients. This is not for a total beginner, though; experience with Go is a must and experience with creating/maintaining APIs is a big plus to help you understand what is going on.

Who this book is for

Developers who want to understand how to write gRPC services and clients in Golang and architects who want to understand how gRPC works and the concepts behind the different types of API.

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Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : gRPC Course Overview
    1. gRPC Introduction
    2. Course Objective
  2. Chapter 2 : [Theory] gRPC Internals Deep Dive
    1. Protocol Buffers Language Interoperability
    2. HTTP/2
    3. 4 Types of gRPC APIs
    4. Scalability in gRPC
    5. Security in gRPC (SSL)
    6. gRPC vs REST
    7. Section Summary - why use gRPC
  3. Chapter 3 : [Hands-On] gRPC Project Overview Setup
    1. Go Dependencies Setup
    2. Code Generation Test
    3. Server Setup Boilerplate Code
    4. Client Setup Boilerplate Code
  4. Chapter 4 : [Hands-On] gRPC Unary
    1. What's a Unary API?
    2. Greet API Definition
    3. Unary API Server Implementation
    4. Unary API Client Implementation
    5. [Solution] Sum API
  5. Chapter 5 : [Hands-On] gRPC Server Streaming
    1. What's a Server Streaming API?
    2. GreetManyTimes API Definition
    3. Server Streaming API Server Implementation
    4. Server Streaming API Client Implementation
    5. [Solution] PrimeNumberDecomposition API
  6. Chapter 6 : [Hands-On] gRPC Client Streaming
    1. What's a Client Streaming API?
    2. LongGreet API Definition
    3. Client Streaming API Server Implementation
    4. Client Streaming API Client Implementation
    5. [Solution] ComputeAverage API
  7. Chapter 7 : [Hands-On] gRPC Bi-Directional Streaming
    1. What's a Bi-Directional Streaming API?
    2. GreetEveryone API Definition
    3. Bi-Directional Streaming API Server Implementation
    4. Bi-Directional Streaming API Client Implementation
    5. [Solution] FindMaximum API
  8. Chapter 8 : [Hands-On] gRPC Advanced Features Deep Dive
    1. [Theory] Errors in gRPC
    2. [Hands-On] Errors implementation
    3. [Theory] Deadlines
    4. [Hands-On] Deadlines
    5. [Theory] SSL Security
    6. [Hands-On] SSL Security
    7. [Demo] Language Interoperability
    8. gRPC Reflection Evans CLI
  9. Chapter 9 : [Hands-On] CRUD API with MongoDB
    1. Install MongoDB
    2. Install MongoDB UI - Robo 3T
    3. Blog Service Golang Setup
    4. MongoDB Driver Golang Setup
    5. CreateBlog Server
    6. CreateBlog Client
    7. ReadBlog Server
    8. ReadBlog Client
    9. UpdateBlog Server
    10. UpdateBlog Client
    11. DeleteBlog Server
    12. DeleteBlog Client
    13. ListBlog Server
    14. ListBlog Client
    15. Evans CLI test with CRUD
  10. Chapter 10 : Next Steps
    1. gRPC Services in the Real Word
    2. Congrats Next Steps

Product information

  • Title: gRPC [Golang] Master Class: Build Modern API and Microservices
  • Author(s): Stéphane Maarek
  • Release date: January 2019
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781838555467