The State of gRPC & RSocket in the browser, JavaScript

Popularity and Adoption

RSocket’s Ecosystem is Undeveloped in JavaScript

The gRPC-Web Spec

  • Supporting both HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2.
  • Sending of gRPC trailers at the very end of request/response bodies as indicated by a new bit in the gRPC message header4.
  • A mandatory proxy for translating between gRPC-Web requests and gRPC HTTP/2 responses.

The Two Implementations

Feature Sets

Support for RSocket in JavaScript





const request = new HelloRequest();
request.setName('John Doe');
onComplete: (response) => {
console.log(`HelloService.sayHello response received with message: ${response.getMessage()}`);
onError: (error) => {
console.log(`HelloService.sayHello response received with error: ${}`);
syntax = "proto3";service HelloService {
rpc SayHello (HelloRequest) returns (HelloResponse) {}
message HelloRequest {
string name = 1;
message HelloResponse {
string message = 1;



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