Real-time Web Application Development using Vert.x 2.0
By Tero Parviainen
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: September 2013
Pages: 122

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Vert.x is a platform for building highly networked and scalable applications on the Java Virtual Machine. Using just a few powerful building blocks, it provides a powerful framework that scales to a multitude of different usage scenarios. It is one of the few truly polyglot development platforms, providing seamless interoperability between components written in JavaScript, CoffeeScript, Java, Ruby, Python, and Groovy.

Real-time Web Application Development using Vert.x 2.0 will show you how to get up and running on the powerful Vert.x platform. Using a hands-on example of developing a mind map editor, this book shows you how to build a Vert.x application from the ground up, and on the way introduces all of the major building blocks of Vert.x, such as integrating with a database, polyglot development, and so on.

Real-time Web Application Development using Vert.x 2.0 will guide you step-by-step through building a Vert.x application so that you'll be able to start building one of your own in no time. From initiation to scaling, you'll develop a mind map editor application with real-time collaboration capabilities. As you go through the development process, you'll get to know all the building blocks of Vert.x applications: Verticles, Worker Verticles, the Event Bus, and Modules. You'll also see how Vert.x apps seamlessly reach into client devices by building a client application using the Vert.x Event Bus Bridge, Knockout.js, and D3.js.

Real-time Web Application Development using Vert.x 2.0 guides you through the whole Vert.x application development process, tying all of the important concepts together with a simple, realistic example application.


A quick, clear, and concise tutorial-guide-based approach that helps you to develop a web application based on Vert.x.

Who this book is for

Real-time Web Application Development using Vert.x 2.0 is written for web developers who want to take the next step and dive into real-time web application development.This book uses JavaScript (and some Java) to introduce the Vert.x platform, so basic JavaScript knowledge is expected. If you're planning to write your applications using some of the other Vert.x languages, all the techniques and concepts will translate to them directly. All you need to do is refer to the Vert.x API reference documentation to see the particular APIs for your language.

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This book is OK, but doesn't offer much practical advice or insights over the standard Vertx documentation or what you can find online.

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