This page covers ScalaPB's gRPC support. This support is a thin wrapper around
grpc-java, and provides you with an interface that is based on Scala's
Future, while streaming is based on the Observer pattern.
There are additional gRPC libraries built on top of ScalaPB that provide integration with other concurrency frameworks and effect systems:
- ZIO gRPC enables you to build gRPC servers and clients using ZIO.
- fs2-grpc provides gGRPC support for FS2 and Cats Effect.
- Akka gRPC provides support for building streaming gRPC servers and clients on top of Akka Streams and Akka HTTP.
Install ScalaPB as usual. Add the following to your
When you run
sbt compile, ScalaPB will generate code for your servers. This
includes an asynchronous client, a blocking and a base trait you can extend to
implement the server side.
For example, if your proto file in
src/main/protobuf/hello.proto looks like
The generated code will look like this (simplified and commented):
Creating a channel:
Implement the service:
See complete example server here.
Scalapb-grpc supports both client and server streaming. The Scala API follows
closely the offical
grpc-java API. Example project coming soon.
In certain situations (for example when you have a fat jar), you may see the following exception:
To work around this issue, try the following solutions:
- Create a
- If using SBT, try thefollowing merge conflict strategy: