, the first major stable release of 3.1 branch, has been released. A lot of effort has been put into this release for more than a half year since the previous GA version was released.
The Netty project
is an effort to provide an asynchronous, event-driven network application framework and tools for rapid development of maintainable, high-performance, high-scalability protocol servers and clients.
In other words, Netty is a NIO client server framework that enables quick and easy development of network applications such as protocol servers and clients. It simplifies and streamlines network programming such as TCP and UDP socket servers.
Several community members shared his and her success stories with Netty since its beginning, and their stories were published to the official web site today. Check out the testimonials
and performance stories
from real users.
Changes Since 3.0:
There were numberless improvements in features, performance, and API usability. The following is the list of the most noteworthy features:
- Easier large data streaming
- Easier protocol codec unit-testing
- I/O timeout and idle state detection
- Easier and safer application shutdown
- More reliable OutOfMemoryError prevention
- New transports:
- OIO and NIO based UDP transport
- Local transport (a.k.a. in-VM transport)
- HTTP tunneling transport that bypasses a firewall
- New out-of-the-box codecs:
- HTTP client and server
- Various utilities for proprietary protocol implementations
- Integration with various technologies:
- Google Protocol Buffers
- JBoss Microcontainer, OSGi, Guice, and Spring
For the detailed information on each change, please refer to the previous release announcements