gRPC on Node.js
For a comparison of the features available in these two libraries, see this document
C-based Client and Server
packages/grpc-native-core (see here for installation information)
npm package: grpc.
This is the existing, feature-rich implementation of gRPC using a C++ addon. It works on all LTS versions of Node.js on most platforms that Node.js runs on.
npm package: @grpc/grpc-js
This library is currently incomplete and experimental, built on the experimental http2 Node module.
gRPC Protobuf Loader
npm package: @grpc/proto-loader
This library loads
.proto files into objects that can be passed to the gRPC libraries.
npm package: grpc-tools
Distribution of protoc and the gRPC Node protoc plugin for ease of installation with npm.
gRPC Health Check Service
npm package: grpc-health-check
Health check service for gRPC servers.