Atmosphere Framework 2.0 drops today
Update of cross-framework and cross-browser asynchronous framework for real time applications on the JVM now available, with support for the Play Framework and Vert.x.
Roll on 12 months, and a highly excited Async-IO development team has broken the news this morning (11am GMT) that Atmosphere Framework has reached 2.0 status (seriously, count the exclamation marks! in the official press! release!).
So, what’s changed with the next generation of Atmosphere? According to the creators, along with the performance and cache memory improvements that have taken place in the intervening months between the two big releases, the most noticeable developments will be improved memory usage under high loads as well as better WebSocket/fallbacks transport performance. There’s also been a plethora of bug fixing and other fine tuning.
Additionally, the program’s deployment range has now extended to Nettophere, Play! Framework and Vert.x. Atmosphere 2.0 can also support WebSockets on JBoss 7.2.x and WildFly’s new Servlet Container Undertow.
From a developer standpoint, Atmosphere 2.0 is aiming to make life easier with the addition of several @Service annotations, designed to simplify the development cycle. Other revamps include improved BroadcasterCache, State Recovery after a network outage, Heart Beat Support for Proxy lover, and revamped GWT support.
Bundled within the Atmosphere Framework 2.0.Stack are the following components:
runtime: server side components for Servlet based framework.
wAsync: Java client side library for Atmosphere
NettoSphere: server side server running on top of the Netty Framework
VertoSphere: server side server running on top of the Vert.x Framework
Playtosphere: server side server running on top of the Play! Framework
You can get your hands on the all-singing, all-dancing new version of Atmosphere here.