gRPC 101 for Java Developers - building fast and efficient microservices

GDG Chicago
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, 5:30 PM (CDT)

About this event

5:30-6 Networking
6-6:15 Opening and Announcements
6:15-7:15 Ray Tsang - Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform - gRPC 101 for Java Developers - building fast and efficient microservices

About the Talk
gRPC is a high performance, open source, general RPC framework that puts mobile and HTTP/2 first. gRPC is based on many years of Google's experience in building distributed systems - it is designed to be low latency, bandwidth and CPU efficient, to create massively distributed systems that span data centers, as well as power mobile apps, real-time communications, IoT devices and APIs. It's also interoperable between multiple languages.

But beyond that fact that it's more efficient than REST, we'll look into how to use gRPC's streaming API, where you can establish server-side streaming, client-side streaming, and bidirectional streaming! This allows developers to build sophisticated real-time applications with ease.

In addition to learning about gRPC and HTTP/2 concepts with code and demonstrations, we'll also deep dive into integration with existing build systems such as Maven and Gralde, but also frameworks such as Spring Boot and RxJava.
- Configuring projects to generate gRPC stub code
- Using Protobuf3 to define services
- Creating synchronous and asynchronous services, with streaming
. - Load balancing
- Interceptors

About The Speaker
Ray is a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform. Ray had extensive hands on cross-industry enterprise systems integration delivery and management experiences since 2002. Ray has built mobile applications & micropayment systems as an independent contractor. During his time in Taiwan, Ray has built IT systems for Taiwanese government for a large scale search engine, electronic customs record management, and more. At Accenture, Ray was a team lead for a SOA deployment at a utilities company, building out common frameworks for messaging and service tracing. Moreover, Ray was an architect leading teams to implement online booking channels for a global hospitality company. During Ray's time at Red Hat, he was specialized in Java middleware, and contributing to open source projects such as Infinispan.

Aside from technology, Ray enjoys traveling and adventures. Ray is currently a Developer Advocate at Google. Follow Ray on Twitter @saturnism