Jan 2, 2009

Networking frameworks revisited

Talking to a former colleague the other day I learned about recent changes in the world of NIO frameworks. The guy who led the MINA project joined JBoss and designed a new framework known as Netty. Previously, JBoss Remoting 3 was supposed to be based on MINA2.

Now the original MINA and Netty designer is on Remoting team as well so I feel I cannot make sense of all this proliferation anymore (even not taking into account Grizzly). It remains to be seen if some grand unification/survival of the fittest will ensue.

While looking at JBoss documentation I also found that they have a new NIO-related project. It makes me wonder how dead Java is if a single company can produce so much new stuff in a pretty obscure niche.

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