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gRPC vs REST: What are the differences?

Developers describe gRPC as "A high performance, open-source universal RPC framework". gRPC is a modern open source high performance RPC framework that can run in any environment. It can efficiently connect services in and across data centers with pluggable support for load balancing, tracing, health checking... On the other hand, REST is detailed as "A software architectural style". An architectural style for developing web services. A distributed system framework that uses Web protocols and technologies.

gRPC and REST can be categorized as "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" tools.

gRPC is an open source tool with 22K GitHub stars and 5.12K GitHub forks. Here's a link to gRPC's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, gRPC has a broader approval, being mentioned in 53 company stacks & 48 developers stacks; compared to REST, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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    Higth performance
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    The future of API
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    Easy setup
  • 4
    Contract-based
  • 3
    Polyglot
  • 2
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What is gRPC?

gRPC is a modern open source high performance RPC framework that can run in any environment. It can efficiently connect services in and across data centers with pluggable support for load balancing, tracing, health checking...

What is REST?

An architectural style for developing web services. A distributed system framework that uses Web protocols and technologies.

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