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Learning Apache Thrift by Krzysztof Rakowski

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When to choose Apache Thrift

When designing and developing applications that have to communicate with each other, one may go through the whole evolution process involving the solutions presented in the previous section. Many services start as a very limited tool, which works quite well with some simple custom protocol. But the data that needs to be transferred may become more and more complicated than the need for some format, such as JSON or XML appears JSON-RPC or XML-RPC may be then used.

As the service is growing and is exposed to more external applications, the need to standardize the architecture and proper documentation arises. In such cases, using web services based on SOAP and WSDL seems to be a proper idea. If your application's goal ...

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