How to do it...

  1. Create a new Gradle/Java project with the following build.gradle file. Of note here is that we're installing and configuring the protobuf Gradle plugin, which will allow us to generate code from protobuf files using Gradle, and we're listing the required protobuf libraries as dependencies. Finally, we have to tell our IDE where to look for generated classes:
group 'com.packtpub.microservices'version '1.0-SNAPSHOT'buildscript {    repositories {        mavenCentral()    }    dependencies {        classpath 'com.google.protobuf:protobuf-gradle-plugin:0.8.3'    }}apply plugin: 'java'apply plugin: 'com.google.protobuf'apply plugin: 'application'mainClassName = 'com.packtpub.microservices.ch04.grpc.MessageServer'sourceCompatibility = 1.8repositories { ...

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