Learning Ratpack
Simple, Lean, and Powerful Web Applications
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: June 2016
Pages: 368

Build robust, highly scalable reactive web applications with Ratpack, the lightweight JVM framework. With this practical guide, you’ll discover how asynchronous applications differ from more traditional thread-per-request systems—and how you can reap the benefits of complex non-blocking through an API that makes the effort easy to understand and adopt.

Author Dan Woods—a member of the Ratpack core team—provides a progressively in-depth tour of Ratpack and its capabilities, from basic concepts to tools and strategies to help you construct fast, test-driven applications in a semantic and expressive way. Ideal for Java web developers familiar with Grails or Spring, this book is applicable to all versions of Ratpack 1.x.

  • Configure your applications and servers to accommodate the cloud
  • Use Ratpack testing structures on both new and legacy applications
  • Add advanced capabilities, such as component binding, with modules
  • Explore Ratpack’s static content generation and serving mechanisms
  • Provide a guaranteed execution order to asynchronous processing
  • Model data and the data access layer to build high-performance, data-driven applications
  • Work with reactive and functional programming strategies
  • Use distribution techniques that support continuous delivery and other deployment tactics
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Awesome way to learn Ratpack

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    The go-to source for learning Ratpack!

     
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    Awesome way to learn Ratpack

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        Exceptional way to learn the ins and outs of the awesome Ratpack framework

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        Great example code

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          If you build http based applications on the JVM you're going to want to learn ratpack, and this book is CALLED Learning Ratpack. Makes sense to me.

           
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          Great Reference Book

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            This book includes clear and practical examples that guide you through the framework and is not only a great read cover to cover but also serves as a rock solid reference guide. It is definitely a must read for anyone interested in building high performance web applications in Ratpack.

             
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              It worth to read definitely. If you are missing some details in Manual you'll find answers and hints where to go in this book. Better can be only to read and understand the whole codebase of Ratpack :)

              Just speed up my progress in new project. Thanks, Dan.

               
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              This is where you should start

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                For anyone wanting to take a dive into Ratpack, this is where you should start. It doesn't hold your hand with the JVM or web applications in general, but does give you an excellent guide through the Ratpack Framework. It's learn-by-example pattern is easy to follow and understand. I would highly recommend.

                 
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                The Missing Guide

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                  Dan Woods's _Learning Ratpack_ is the most comprehensive guide there is to the excellent Java web framework Ratpack. He covers the many great features that Ratpack has to offer in a clear and concise manner. He takes examples from the simplistic to the practical showing readers how to solve real world problems. I highly recommend reading this book to learn how Ratpack works, what it has to offer, and how to solve real problems.

                   
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                  Ratpack must read

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                  I would most definitely recommend it to a friend !! already read 2/3 of the book and all i can say is that The Author is doing a pretty good job here. i think he found the right balance between code exemple and documentation . for any jvm person curious about async reactive programming in the context of ratpack this book will be beneficial !!

                   
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                  Excellent book that you should buy

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                    Firstly, I need to admit I haven't read the whole thing, and it's not even done yet. However, I've read enough to recommend it already.

                    This book is packed full of everything you need to know about Ratpack, from how to get started, to every detail about testing, asynchronous programming, integrating with Spring Boot and much more. I can't recommend it enough.

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