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Acteur - a pattern and a framework for building web applications with Guice and Netty

Posted by timboudreau on April 7, 2013 at 8:49 PM PDT

Have you wanted to do something with asynchronous I/O? I did. After doing some work with Node.js, I wanted to find a way to get some of the goodness of its programming model for Java.

The Acteur project is the result - a framework for building scalable, asynchronous web applications using Netty + Guice - was the result. The programming model is a little unusual - you treat constructors as function-objects.

Read more over on my new blog, or check out the (just finished!) tutorial on GitHub.