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Thursday, March 21 • 2:40pm - 3:10pm
gRPC is Dead; Long Live gRPC - Isobel Redelmeier, LightStep

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"gRPC is the worst form of APIs, except for all the others."

Those may not have been Churchill's *exact* words, but the point stands. gRPC has warts, yet I miss it when it's gone.

I'll delve into some war stories experienced as an end user of both gRPC and various alternatives, as well as some nontraditional practices (whether "best" or not is left as an exercise to the reader) I've developed as workarounds for various problems. Ultimately, I'll posit some dreams for the next big version of gRPC.

Expect to walk away thinking about what gRPC's future could hold - and what to do in the mean time!

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Isobel Redelmeier

Software Engineer, LightStep
Isobel Redelmeier works on observability at LightStep, where she focuses on OpenTelemetry and the overall goal of making the software world more debuggable. She's spoken at conferences such as Velocity, OSCON, RustConf, and gRPConf on a variety of topics. Ask her about observability... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 2:40pm - 3:10pm PDT
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