In this article, we’ll have a look at another system Apache Thrift used to provide inter-service communication between microservices. In the previous articles, we have discussed the Google Remote Procedure Calls (gRPC) and REST. Apache Thrift was originally developed by the Facebook development team and is currently maintained by Apache. It mainly focuses on the communication layer between the components of your system. Apache Thrift defines data types and service interfaces by using a special Interface Description Language (IDL) and interfaces are stored as .thrift files. These interfaces are used later as input by the compiler for generating the source
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