1060 NetKernel is a resource oriented microkernel and application server that provides a coherent execution abstraction that radically reduces software complexity. Its self-consistent design is based on the convergence and unification of powerful fundamental concepts found in the World Wide Web and Unix.
Resource Oriented Microkernel
The heart of NetKernel is a high-performance, carefully designed, and tightly crafted microkernel. Services and resources within NetKernel are located by URI addresses, just as resources are located on the World Wide Web. NetKernel implements and extends REST 1 into a general-purpose processing abstraction and allows it to be applied to the finest granularity of software systems to achieve phenominal performance; just as the REST Web-architecture achieves global scaling and high performance.
NetKernel unifies code execution and resource identification into a single addressing and processing abstraction. With this, software development becomes a process of construction (coding services), composition (linking and issuing service and resource requests), and constraint (restricting data values and honoring boundaries).
The simplicity of URI identified resources means that the results of service calls can be cached just as other resources, resulting in self-optimizing software where computation cost is a guaranteed minima.
Reduce Software Complexity
The unification of resources and services with URI addressing radically reduces sofware complexity. Because resources are addressed by URI and each request is a Web-like REST request dispatched to the microkernel, binding between clients and services occurs dynamically for each request. This late binding and the indirection of logical URI addressing results in a loosely coupled system which may be easily adapted. In fact, NetKernel supports dynamic upgrading of software and can support multiple versions of the same components simultaneously.
Complexity brought about by system growth is also managed through the URI address space which may be remodelled and extended indefinitely. A complex aggregation of services may always be abstracted into one or more higher-level services surfaced through URI interfaces.
Here are some key features of "1060 NetKernel Standard dition":
- NetKernel's unification of resource and service addressing through the active URI scheme combined with late binding and loose typing means that complex systems can be partitioned not just into smaller coorperating systems, you can now create micro-services that hide complexity.
- With NetKernel, design and build larger and more ambitious systems while maintaining control of complexity.
Process XML with ease!
- Processing XML is often just too difficult. But the potential of XML is communication with almost no limit. How to harness and leverage the potential of XML? NetKernel provides hundreds of XML technologies as simple services (no APIs). Simply compose XML services into powerful message processes...
Integrate diverse technologies, apply business logic
- NetKernel's uniform URI addressing of resources and service allow you to encapsulate and hide the complexities of any technology, whether it is a Java API, legacy code, or remote corporate systems. Once encapsulated, develop new coordination logic in one of NetKernel's scripting languages.
Transport technology independence
- Write a service or application and deploy it to service requests from multiple transports concurrently. NetKernel makes it easy to utilize SOAP 1.1, SOAP 1.2, HTTP, JMS, Email, and Cron.
Extreme performance from intra-application caching
- NetKernel's fine-grained dependency cache transparently and opportunistically caches the results of all micro-service requests. NetKernel processes are self-optimizing with guaranteed minimal processing required for a given transaction.
- NetKernel has several deployment options that allow it to play well with other technologies and systems. Deploy NetKernel as an advanced standalone application server, as an embedded "co-processor" within existing J2EE applications, as a JMS message processor, as a SOAP client or server, or as an embedded component within any application.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Ongoing polishing of presentation and documentation, including a new tutorial on embedding the NetKernel inside a Java application as an ROC co-processor.
· Bugfixes including a scoping issue with lazy evaluation within DPML.