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gRPC: A High Performance, Modern RPC System



David Howden introduces gRPC and outlines its main strengths/weaknesses, and then recounts his experience of migrating from JSON/HTTP-based REST to gRPC, including benefits and issues encountered.


Previously a mathematician specializing in computational algebra, David Howden is now a software engineer at Sajari working on machine learning powered searching technology. He spends most of his time designing and building distributed systems using Go, gRPC and Kubernetes.

About the conference

APIdays is the largest Australian conference dedicated to the business and technology of Web APIs. It brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs and technologists to discuss, collaborate and learn about building the platforms that support new business models.

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Jun 03, 2017