Intended for intermediate Java developers familiar with web development, networked services, and enterprise Java frameworks like Spring or Java EE. No prior experience in asynchronous or reactive programming is required.
Vert.x is a mature framework for building reactive applications on the JVM. Designed to handle asynchronous communication effortlessly, Vert.x permits the fewest number of concurrent threads possible. As a result, you automatically get increased scalability, resource efficiency, and dependability, which are big wins for any distributed system. Vert.x's modular design lends itself perfectly to data processing, IoT gateways, web apps, gaming backends, and more.
Vert.x supports all major JVM languages and asynchronous programming models including callbacks, promises, Scala futures, and Kotlin futures. Hosted by the Eclipse foundation and now in its third major release, Vert.x boasts over seven years of field-tested performance. In addition, Vert.x has been integrated into the Red Hat OpenShift platform as a rapid development tool for cloud native reactive applications.
Vert.x in Action teaches you to build highly-scalable reactive enterprise applications. In this practical developer's guide, Vert.x expert Julien Ponge gets you up to speed in the basics of asynchronous programming as you learn to design and code reactive applications. Using the Vert.x asynchronous APIs, you'll build services including web stack, messaging, authentication, and access control. You'll also dive into deployment of container-native components with Docker, Kubernetes, and OpenShift. Along the way, you'll check your app's health and learn to test its resilience to external service failures.
As a member of the Vert.x core team, Julien Ponge has up-close-and-personal experience you can trust. The lessons and examples in this book center on principles that will easily transfer to other reactive technologies, empowering you to apply what you learn using Vert.x or the reactive tech of your choice. With the rising tide of microservices and distributed systems, reactive programming is flowing into the mainstream. With Vert.x in Action, you'll be sailing smoothly!
- An introduction to asynchronous programming and reactive systems
- Building reactive services
- Responding to external service failures
- Horizontal scaling
- Deploying with Docker, Kubernetes, and OpenShift