Apache MINA (Multipurpose Infrastructure for Network Applications) is a network application framework which helps users develop network applications easily by providing abstractions of network and protocol I/O layers.
The MINA project website includes resources such as an introductory presentation (PPT (with animations) or PDF (without animations)) and an implementation demo movie. Additionally, 6 examples are provided to help you learn MINA even under serious time constraint.
- Abstract API which supports various transport types (TCP and UDP)
- Very easy to learn
- Unit test friendly
- Extensible architecture
- In-VM pipe communication
- Built-in leader-followers thread pool
- Support for SSL/TLS including StartTLS
- Support for text-based protocols
- Support for stream-based I/O
- Revamped the overall API reflecting user feedback
- More utility classes and methods
- Support for StartTLS
- Out-of-the-box protocol codecs which helps rapid implementation:
- Object serialization codec
- Text line codec
- A user can specify the number of NIO Selector threads, which can improve the performance when running on a multi-processor machine.