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Adam L. Davis, Learning Groovy, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2117-4_15

15. Ratpack

Adam L. Davis

(1)New York, USA

At its core, Ratpack1 enables asynchronous, stateless HTTP applications. It is built on Netty, the event-driven networking engine. Unlike some web frameworks, there is no expectation that one thread handles one request. Instead, you are encouraged to handle blocking operations in a way that frees the current thread, thus allowing high performance.

Ratpack can be used to make responsive, RESTful microservices , although it’s not a requirement.

REST stands for REpresentational State Transfera. It was designed in a PhD dissertation and has gained some popularity as the new web service standard. At the most basic level in REST, ...

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