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= ServiceTalk

image:[Maven Central]

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:[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:[ServiceTalk docs] for more information.

== Getting Started

ServiceTalk releases are available on link:[Maven Central].

Refer to the link:[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:[Sonatype's snapshots Maven repository].

== Supported JVM The minimum supported JDK version is 1.8.

== Compatibility ServiceTalk follows link:[SemVer 2.0.0]. API/ABI breaking changes will require package renaming for that module to avoid runtime classpath conflicts.

NOTE: 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:[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 code.

==== Build Commands

You should be able to run the following command to build ServiceTalk and verify that all tests and code quality checks pass:


$ ./gradlew build

The supported IDE is link:[IntelliJ IDEA]. In order to generate IntelliJ IDEA project files for ServiceTalk, you can run the following command:


$ ./gradlew idea

When done, running one of following commands would open ServiceTalk in IntelliJ:

.Generic [source,shell]

$ idea .

.macOS [source,shell]

$ open servicetalk.ipr

== Project Communication We encourage your participation asking questions and helping improve the ServiceTalk project. link:[Github issues] and link:[pull requests] are the primary mechanisms of participation and communication for ServiceTalk.

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