re: ELI5: Remote Procedure calls VIEW POST

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re: Classic RPC allows the client to use remote code as though it were local code. // client code Api.DoSomething(); Theoretically, the client d...
 

Thanks Kasey. So say I wrap a simple HTTP request library to hit an API somewher, so that it looks like I'm just running local functions or methods in my program, does that count as an RPC?

 

It could be. Traditionally, RPC means that when I call a procedure on the client, it is a stand-in for the same method on a remote machine. When I call Api.Something() on the client, then Something() is to be called on the server. (I should have made that more clear in my original answer.) HTTP could be used as the transport mechanism, but (unlike REST) that is not emphasized.

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