Vert.x: Understanding Core Concepts

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Today a deep dive into a framework for building reactive applications on the JVM: Vert.x
In this post we are going to cover the main concepts of Vert.x and provide examples for the developer wanting to see some concrete implementations.

The source code of each example is available at


Vert.x is a project started in 2011 by Tim Fox. It is still an official Eclipse Foundation project but led by Red Hat which sees Vert.x as a strategic project.

Vert.x is a framework based on the JVM allowing developers to implement autonomous components. These components communicate together in a weakly-coupled way by sending messaging over an Event Bus.

Vert.x offers a polyglot approach because developers are free to implement


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