In 2016, Google launched gRPC, which has overall taken the systems programming community by storm. gRPC stands for something with a G, Remote Procedure Call; it’s a mechanism for easily defining interfaces between two different remote services. It’s tightly bundled with Protocol Buffers version 3 (another highly adopted data interchange specification from Google), and… it seems like everyone is using it. Wikipedia, Square, Netflix, IBM, Docker, Cockroach Labs, Cisco, Spotify, Dropbox, etc., all use gRPC.
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