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Remote Procedure Calls for Node.js

This module is a part of the Pip.Services polyglot microservices toolkit.

The rpc module provides the synchronous communication using local calls or the HTTP(S) protocol. It contains both server and client side implementations.

The module contains the following packages:

  • Auth - authentication and authorization components
  • Build - HTTP service factory
  • Clients - mechanisms for retrieving connection settings from the microservice’s configuration and providing clients and services with these settings
  • Connect - helper module to retrieve connections for HTTP-based services and clients
  • Services - basic implementation of services for connecting via the HTTP/REST protocol and using the Commandable pattern over HTTP

Quick links:


Install the NPM package as

npm install pip-services3-rpc-node --save


For development you shall install the following prerequisites:

  • Node.js 8+
  • Visual Studio Code or another IDE of your choice
  • Docker
  • Typescript

Install dependencies:

npm install

Compile the code:


Run automated tests:

npm test

Generate API documentation:


Before committing changes run dockerized build and test as:



The Node.js version of Pip.Services is created and maintained by:

  • Volodymyr Tkachenko
  • Sergey Seroukhov
  • Mark Zontak

The documentation is written by:

  • Mark Makarychev

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