Async I/O for Dummies (2018)

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  • GitHub repo FrameworkBenchmarks

    Source for the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project

    Backend newb, here. I have a dumb question - can someone give me a summary, or blog post to a summary, of the pros /cons of async versus threads?

    One thing I have been using as a way of understanding hi-perf backends is analyzing why the vert.x framework [1] (and its underlying server, netty) does so well on benchmarks [2], but as newb, I do not think I would get a lot form that exercise without a little hand holding.

    [1] https://vertx.io/

    [2] Ad of today, #28 on tech empower benchmarks - https://www.techempower.com/benchmarks/

  • GitHub repo Vert.x

    Vert.x is a tool-kit for building reactive applications on the JVM

    Backend newb, here. I have a dumb question - can someone give me a summary, or blog post to a summary, of the pros /cons of async versus threads?

    One thing I have been using as a way of understanding hi-perf backends is analyzing why the vert.x framework [1] (and its underlying server, netty) does so well on benchmarks [2], but as newb, I do not think I would get a lot form that exercise without a little hand holding.

    [1] https://vertx.io/

    [2] Ad of today, #28 on tech empower benchmarks - https://www.techempower.com/benchmarks/

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