gRPC [Java] Master Class: Build Modern API and Microservices [Video]

By Stéphane Maarek
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  1. gRPC Course Overview

About this video

RPC is a new and modern framework for building scalable, modern, and fast APIs. It is leveraged by many top tech companies such as Google, Square, and Netflix and enables programmers to write microservices in any language they want while keeping the ability to easily communicate between these services. It relies on protocol buffers as the transport mechanism and the Service Definition Language.

gRPC [Java] Master Class: Build Modern APIs and Microservices is the best way to get a great overview of all the possibilities offered by gRPC with your favourite language

  • Learn the gRPC theory to understand how gRPC works
  • Compare gRPC and the REST API paradigm
  • Write your gRPC service definitions in .proto files
  • Generate server and client code in Java using the Gradle gRPC plugin
  • Implement unary, server streaming, client streaming, and the bi-directional streaming API
  • Learn via exercises and solutions
  • Implement advanced concepts such as error handling, deadlines, and SSL security
  • Implement a full CRUD API on top of MongoDB
  • Get pointers to expand your learning journey and get inspired by real-world gRPC services

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Style and Approach

This course will teach you gRPC in depth, via practical examples.

Publication date:
January 2019
5 hours 4 minutes

About the Author

  • Stéphane Maarek

    Stephane Maarek is a consultant and software developer who has a particular interest in all things related to big data and analytics. He is also a bestselling instructor for his courses in Apache Kafka, Apache NiFi, and AWS Lambda. He loves Apache Kafka. He regularly contributes to the Apache Kafka project and writes guest blog posts, which get featured on the Confluent website—the company behind Apache Kafka. He is also an AWS certified solutions architect, and has many years of experience working with technologies, such as Apache Kafka, Apache NiFi, Apache Spark, Hadoop, PostgreSQL, Tableau, Spotfire, Docker, and Ansible. His favorite programming languages are Scala and Python, and he plans on learning Go soon.

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