Netty in Action (Paperback)

By Norman Maurer, Marvin Allen Wolfthal

Manning Publications, 9781617291470, 296pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2015

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Netty in Action introduces the Netty framework and shows you how to incorporate it into your Java network applications. You'll learn to write highly scalable applications without the need to dive into the low-level non-blocking APIs at the core of Java.

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About the Technology

Netty is a Java-based networking framework that manages complex networking, multithreading, and concurrency for your applications. And Netty hides the boilerplate and low-level code, keeping your business logic separate and easier to reuse. With Netty, you get an easy-to-use API, leaving you free to focus on what's unique to your application.

About the Book

Netty in Action introduces the Netty framework and shows you how to incorporate it into your Java network applications. You will discover how to write highly scalable applications without getting into low-level APIs. The book teaches you to think in an asynchronous way as you work through its many hands-on examples and helps you master the best practices of building large-scale network apps.

What's Inside

  • Netty from the ground up
  • Asynchronous, event-driven programming
  • Implementing services using different protocols
  • Covers Netty 4.x

About the Reader

This book assumes readers are comfortable with Java and basic network architecture.

About the Authors

Norman Maurer is a senior software engineer at Apple and a core developer of Netty. Marvin Wolfthal is a Dell Services consultant who has implemented mission-critical enterprise systems using Netty.

Table of Contents

  2. Netty-asynchronous and event-driven
  3. Your first Netty application
  4. Netty components and design
  5. Transports
  6. ByteBuf
  7. ChannelHandler and ChannelPipeline
  8. EventLoop and threading model
  9. Bootstrapping
  10. Unit testingPART 2 CODECS
  11. The codec framework
  12. Provided ChannelHandlers and codecsPART 3 NETWORK PROTOCOLS
  13. WebSocket
  14. Broadcasting events with UDPPART 4 CASE STUDIES
  15. Case studies, part 1
  16. Case studies, part 2

About the Author

Norman Maurer is one of the core developers of Netty, a member of the Apache Software Foundation and a contributor to many OpenSource Projects over the past years. He's a Senior Software Engineer for Apple, where he works on Netty and other network related things as part of the iCloud Team.Marvin Wolfthal has used Netty for several years, and has employed it most recently in high-performance claims processing applications he has implemented in his role as a Dell Services consultant.