Implementing the DeleteRocket gRPC Handler

May 22, 2021

Course Instructor: Elliot Forbes

Hey Gophers! My name is Elliot and I'm the creator of TutorialEdge and I've been working with Go systems for roughly 5 years now.

Twitter: @Elliot_f

Let’s now implement the final gRPC handler function of our Rocket microservice.

Our DeleteRocket Handler

// DeleteRocket - handler for deleting a rocket
func (h Handler) DeleteRocket(ctx context.Context, req *rkt.DeleteRocketRequest) (*rkt.DeleteRocketResponse, error) {
	log.Print("delete rocket gRPC endpoint hit")
	err := h.RocketService.DeleteRocket(ctx, req.Rocket.Id)
	if err != nil {
		return &rkt.DeleteRocketResponse{}, err
	return &rkt.DeleteRocketResponse{
		Status: "successfully delete rocket",
	}, nil

Our DB Package Updates:

// DeleteRocket - attempts to delete a rocket from the database return err if error
func (s Store) DeleteRocket(id string) error {
	uid, err := uuid.FromString(id)
	if err != nil {
		return err

	_, err = s.db.Exec(
		`DELETE FROM rockets where id = $1`,
	if err != nil {
		return err

	return nil

Testing with BloomRPC

Let’s navigate into BloomRPC and import our rocket.proto file from the Protobuf monorepo and then attempt both an DeleteRocket gRPC request using one of the UUID’s from a rocket we have previously created.


Awesome, we have now fully implemented the DeleteRocket gRPC handler function and we have validated that we can delete rockets from the database based on their UUID.