Real-time Web Application Development using Vert.x 2.0

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  • Set up a Vert.x development environment with ease
  • Organize application code into nice and tidy components using Verticles
  • Build browser-based clients for Vert.x apps using HTML5 and technologies like Knockout.js and D3.js
  • Integrate your Vert.x app with MongoDB to make your data persistent
  • Use the Vert.x Event Bus to add real-time collaboration features to your app
  • Seamlessly integrate components written in different programming languages so that you can use whatever language is the best fit for each problem
  • Organize your code into modules and distribute Vert.x libraries to your organization or to the open source community
  • Integrate Java libraries into your Vert.x application and tap into the vast Java library ecosystem
  • Scale your Vert.x application by tuning the deployment configuration of your Verticles

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.

  • Get started with developing applications for the real-time web
  • From concept to deployment, learn the full development workflow of a real-time web application
  • Utilize the Java skills you already have while stepping up to the next level
  • Learn all the major building blocks of the Vert.x platform
  • Follow a hands-on tutorial with a running example
Page Count 122
Course Length 3 hours 39 minutes
ISBN 9781782167952
Date Of Publication 23 Sep 2013


Tero Parviainen

Tero Parviainen has been building software professionally for about 12 years, mostly for the web and most of it with Java, Ruby, JavaScript, and Clojure. From large enterprise back-office systems to consumer mobile applications, he has worked in a variety of different environments. He currently works as an independent software maker, focusing mainly on software development contracting and training for several customers. He can be found on Twitter and GitHub as @teropa.