WebRPC is Now HTTP-RPC
WebRPC is no more: it's HTTP-RPC now. Along with the name change are a few class name alterations, including Java server and Java client.
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WebRPC is now called HTTP-RPC. The name was changed for several reasons:
- The previous name suggested that it was a tool for web (i.e. HTML) development, not cross-platform RPC. It was also easily confused with WebRTC (“Real-Time Communication”).
- The webrpc.org domain was not available, but httprpc.org was.
The new name more clearly reflects the project's purpose: “cross-platform RPC over HTTP.”
Several class names were also changed:
vellum.webrpc.Result class has been repurposed as
org.httprpc.beans.BeanAdapter. This class wraps an existing Bean object, rather than requiring the Bean to extend a specific type. It also provides parity with
ResultSetAdapter, which wraps a result set.
Finally, the static map factory methods defined by the
vellum.webrpc.Arguments class were moved to
Note that this change makes it possible to use both the Java Server and Java Client libraries in a single application. This was previously not possible because the libraries both used the name
vellum.webrpc.WebRPCService to refer to two different classes.
The API is otherwise unchanged. See the project site for more information.
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