Re: peanut-gallery thoughts about GRPC
Matt T. Proud
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Since you asked the peanut gallery:
I would be delighted to see gRPC supersede Thrift and Finangle for a laundry list of reasons. The crux: being burned by Thrift and Finangle's cross-language and -runtime interoperability problems. gRPC was motivated by this interoperability on day one; whereas it felt like an afterthought in Thrift. Further: Finangle's operational metrics — last I looked at them in 2013 — were pretty incomprehensible (frankly felt a deep sense of pity for anyone oncall for a system built on top of it).
gRPC is self-standingly a natural addition to a reference implementation's portfolio. My only regret was its not arriving "on the block" a year or two sooner — lest another generation's mind be wasted to a substandard technology. ;)
On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 12:16 PM Alexis Richardson via cncf-toc <cncf-toc@...> wrote: