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New Proposal: Vert.x [message #1014467] Mon, 25 February 2013 21:56 Go to next message
Chris Aniszczyk is currently offline Chris AniszczykFriend
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The Vert.x project is in the proposal phase now:
http://eclipse.org/proposals/rt.vertx/

Vert.x was started in June 2011 by Tim Fox in his spare time while he was working at VMware. The inspiration for the project came from two main areas:

The growing interest in non blocking, asynchronous approaches to application design motivated by scalability.
The recent trend towards stripped down simplicity in APIs and a rejection of complexity that had dominated application platforms in the previous 10 or more years.

In particular the project was influenced by Node.js which was getting a lot of attention at the time. There was nothing similar for the JVM and the idea was formed to create a project superficially similar to Node.js but running on the JVM, and which could leverage the superior virtual machine. Since the JVM also supported multiple languages (unlike V8) the idea was the user could choose from multiple languages in which to code their application.

Initially the project was named 'Node.x' - the 'x' representing the fact that the platform was polyglot, but Fox pre-emptively renamed it a few months later in order to avoid any potential future trademark issues with Joyent who own the Node.js trademark. The new name chosen was Vert.x (pronounced 'Vertex') - again the .x representing the polyglot nature of the project, and a vertex is of course a synonym for a node.

The latest release of Vert.x is 1.3.1, and there is a healthy and growing community. Vert.x has attracted a lot of attention so far and is currently one of the most followed Java projects on github

Work has already started on Vert.x 2.0 which aims to improve the platform in multiple areas and take the project to the next level.

Let us know if you have any comments.
Re: New Proposal: Vert.x [message #1062886 is a reply to message #1014467] Tue, 11 June 2013 09:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Let us know if you have any comments.
Re: New Proposal: Vert.x [message #1065185 is a reply to message #1062886] Mon, 24 June 2013 16:09 Go to previous message
Bin Zhang is currently offline Bin ZhangFriend
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