Dev Updates: Adding the gRPC Framework

Here at Forest Giant, we want to lay a strong foundation to build our platform on, and we feel the best way to do that is to share that foundation with the open-source community. We have been hard at work preparing our core services, Stela and Iris, for open-source release later this year, and we couldn’t be more excited to hear your feedback. Over the years, we’ve used a variety of languages and platforms to build solutions for our clients, and we realize that the developer community will be no different. With this understanding, our team made it a priority this month to update our services to use the open-source gRPC framework.

By adopting the gRPC framework, we can define our services in a way that allows us to more easily provide libraries in a variety of languages for communicating with our services. We are writing our core services using the Go Programming Language, and while we will certainly be providing libraries to make it easier to talk to our services in that language, we intend to release these libraries in a number of other languages as well. Thanks to the adoption of gRPC, we feel more prepared than ever to meet that goal.

We can’t wait to share our platform with you and are looking forward to seeing how the community begins to use it after the initial open-source release. We believe our edge computing platform will have applications in many industries, and we are excited to see the variety of languages and environments people use to interact with it in the future.

Forest Giant
Development Team