Develop with RPC

Concept Description

The RPC development mode allows you to add annotations on the microservice APIs to generate the service provider agent. In this case, you can call microservices.

Sample Code

To call a microservice, you only need to declare a member of a service API type and add the @RpcReference annotation for the member, the microservice that depends on the declaration, and the schemaID. The sample code is as follows.

import org.springframework.stereotype.Component;

import io.servicecomb.provider.pojo.RpcReference;
import io.servicecomb.samples.common.schema.Hello;
import io.servicecomb.samples.common.schema.models.Person;

public class CodeFirstConsumerMain {
    @RpcReference(microserviceName = "codefirst", schemaId = "codeFirstHello")
    private static Hello hello;

    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        System.out.println(hello.sayHi("Java Chassis"));
        Person person = new Person();
        person.setName("ServiceComb/Java Chassis");

    public static void init() throws Exception {

In the preceding code, the microservice consumers have obtained the microservice API Hello of the microservice provider and declared a member of the Hello type. The annotation @RPCReference on Hello specifies the microservice name and schemaId, The ServiceComb framework can obtain information about isntances from a certain provider during program startup and generate an agent to insert to Hello. This allows you to call a remote service in the same way as you call a local class.