On Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11:56:37 PM UTC-4, Jack Firth wrote:
> On Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 9:11:47 AM UTC-7, Brian Adkins wrote:
> > I'm considering having a group of programmers create micro-services in
> > various programming languages to be glued together into a single
> > application. I would like a communication mechanism with the following
> > characteristics:
> > * More efficient than HTTP
> Unfortunately Racket doesn't have an HTTP/2 implementation, or I would
> recommend that. Could you elaborate on your efficiency requirements? It's
> possible a proxy that handled HTTP/2 connections could work for you and I
> suspect that would be much simpler than trying to make your own APIs atop a
> lower-level messaging protocol like ZeroMQ.
This is more of an experiment in a ridiculously distributed application to
allow people to use their favorite programming language w/o a shared VM such as
JVM, CLR or Erlang. So, ideally, the latency would be as low as possible.
For a toy experiment, HTTP would be fine, and would probably even perform
"reasonably" well with a small load, but I was curious about how far things
could be pushed with respect to micro services.
It may be that a simple TCP protocol is the way to go with a simple
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