Chapter 3. Netty components and design

This chapter covers

  • Technical and architectural aspects of Netty
  • Channel, EventLoop, and ChannelFuture
  • ChannelHandler and ChannelPipeline
  • Bootstrapping

In chapter 1 we presented a summary of the history and technical foundations of high-performance network programming in Java. This provided the background for an overview of Netty’s core concepts and building blocks.

In chapter 2 we expanded the scope of our discussion to application development. By building a simple client and server you learned about bootstrapping and gained hands-on experience with the all-important ChannelHandler API. Along the way, you also verified that your development tools were functioning properly.

As we build on this ...

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