- peanut-gallery thoughts about GRPC
Re: peanut-gallery thoughts about GRPC
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+adding back the grpc folks to comment
On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 5:57 PM, Martin Nally via cncf-toc <cncf-toc@...>
I'm not personally a fan of RPC, at least for the sort of applications I write. I have lived through several generations of RPC—DCE, Corba, Java RMI, and so on. I'm sure GRPC is the best of the RCPs, but it is still RPC. The problem with RPC for me has always been that it results in wide interfaces that couple clients and servers tightly together. It might be the right choice for some applications, but if you value loose coupling over implementation efficiency, I think there are better options. I like all the non-functional properties—service discovery, client-side load balancing, well-factored monitoring, context propagation
—can I have all that without the RPC interface model, please?
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