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Easy Django based gRPC service

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Easy way to launch gRPC server with access to Django ORM and other handy staff. gRPC calls are much faster that traditional HTTP requests because communicate over persistent connection and are compressed. Underlying gRPC library is written in C which makes it work faster than any RESTful framework where a lot of time is spent on serialization/deserialization.

Note that you need this project only if you want to use Django functionality in gRPC service. For pure python implementation read this

  • Supported Python: 3.4+
  • Supported Django: 2.X (let me know if you need Django 3 support)


pip install django-grpc


    # ...

    'servicers': [''],  # see `grpc_hook()` below
    'interceptors': ['',],  # optional, interceprots are similar to middleware in Django
    'maximum_concurrent_rpcs': None,

The callback that initializes "servicer" must look like following:

import my_pb2
import my_pb2_grpc

def grpc_hook(server):
    my_pb2_grpc.add_MYServicer_to_server(MYServicer(), server)

class MYServicer(my_pb2_grpc.MYServicer):

    def GetPage(self, request, context):
        response = my_pb2.PageResponse(title="Demo object")
        return response


python grpcserver

For developer's convenience add --autoreload flag during development.


There is an easy way to serialize django model to gRPC message using django_grpc.serializers.serialize_model.


You can call methods of your servicer and decode them using django_grpc.serializers.deserialize_message that will convert gRPC messages to python dictionary


1.0.1 (2019-12-09)

  • First stable release on PyPI.

0.1.0 (2019-01-18)

  • First release on PyPI.

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