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Announcing gRPC-JS 1.0

April 20, 2020


Michael Lumish

We are excited to announce the release of version 1.0 of gRPC-JS (@grpc/grpc-js), a pure-TypeScript reimplementation of the original Node gRPC library, grpc.

Features

gRPC-JS supports the following features, which should cover most use cases:

  • Clients
  • Automatic reconnection
  • Servers
  • Streaming
  • Metadata
  • Partial compression support: clients can decompress response messages
  • Pick first and round robin load balancing policies
  • Client Interceptors
  • Connection Keepalives
  • HTTP Connect support (proxies)

Should I use @grpc/grpc-js or grpc?

The original Node gRPC library (grpc) will no longer receive feature updates and we plan to deprecate it in a year, so we recommend that you use gRPC-JS, @grpc/grpc-js.

However, some advanced features haven’t been ported to gRPC-JS yet, such as full compression support or support for other load balancing policies. If you need one of these features, you should use the grpc library, but open a feature request over gRPC-JS to let us know which features you are missing the most.