ServiceTalk is a JVM network application framework with APIs tailored to specific protocols (e.g. HTTP/1.x, HTTP/2.x, etc...) and supports multiple programming paradigms.
It is built on link:https://netty.io[Netty] and is designed to provide most of the performance/scalability benefits of Netty for common networking protocols used in service to service communication. ServiceTalk provides server support and "smart client" like features such as client-side load balancing and service discovery integration.
See the link:https://docs.servicetalk.io/[ServiceTalk docs] for more information.
== Getting Started
ServiceTalk releases are available on link:https://repo1.maven.org/maven2/io/servicetalk/[Maven Central].
Refer to the link:https://docs.servicetalk.io/[ServiceTalk docs] for various examples that will get you started with the different features of ServiceTalk.
NOTE: Builds of the development version are available in link:https://oss.sonatype.org/content/repositories/snapshots/io/servicetalk/[Sonatype's snapshots Maven repository].
== Supported JVM The minimum supported JDK version is 1.8.
== Compatibility ServiceTalk follows link:https://semver.org/#semantic-versioning-200[SemVer 2.0.0]. API/ABI breaking changes will require package renaming for that module to avoid runtime classpath conflicts.
0.x.y releases are not stable and are permitted to break API/ABI.
=== Contributor Setup
IMPORTANT: If you're intending to contribute to ServiceTalk, make sure to first read the xref:CONTRIBUTING.adoc[contribution guidelines].
ServiceTalk uses link:https://gradle.org[Gradle] as its build tool and only requires JDK 8 or higher to be pre-installed. ServiceTalk ships with the Gradle Wrapper, which means that there is no need to install Gradle on your machine beforehand.
==== File Encoding
ServiceTalk's source code is UTF-8 encoded: make sure your filesystem supports it before attempting to build
the project. Setting the
JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS env var to
-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 should help building the project in
non-UTF-8 environments. Editors and IDEs must also support UTF-8 in order to successfully edit ServiceTalk's source
==== Build Commands
You should be able to run the following command to build ServiceTalk and verify that all tests and code quality checks pass:
The supported IDE is link:https://www.jetbrains.com/idea[IntelliJ IDEA]. In order to generate IntelliJ IDEA project files for ServiceTalk, you can run the following command:
When done, running one of following commands would open ServiceTalk in IntelliJ:
== Project Communication We encourage your participation asking questions and helping improve the ServiceTalk project. link:https://github.com/apple/servicetalk/issues[Github issues] and link:https://github.com/apple/servicetalk/pulls[pull requests] are the primary mechanisms of participation and communication for ServiceTalk.