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From Bryan Duxbury <>
Subject Re: Help on Netty Based Thrift Server
Date Mon, 18 Apr 2011 14:32:17 GMT
We previously decided to avoid adding external dependencies to the core
library. If we had a benchmark that showed a significant performance
difference, it might be easier to sell making the switch.

2011/4/18 Bjørn Borud <>

> On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 2:59 PM, Abhishek Kona <
> >wrote:
> > Has anyone used a Thrift server with Netty as the connection layer, have
> > heard some good things about it (apparently twitter is using it).
> > I have tried to creating a netty based thrift server by using the
> > TNettyTransport available at
> > So any help / sample code in this regard is greatly welcome.
> > Also it would be nice to hear about other people(s) experience using
> thrift
> > and Netty.
> >
> >
> I've been out of touch with Thrift development for a while now, but I think
> the issue has been raised before.  It would have been nice to use Netty for
> all the network related code.  not least because this would make it easy to
> benefit from work that people have done to add codecs to the library.  for
> instance, compression and encryption are fairly easy to add to a
> Netty-based
> application in just a few lines of code.
> there is no point in maintaining your own low level networking code when
> you
> have libraries like Netty.  (and I say that as someone who has written a
> couple of NIO abstraction libraries -- one of which serves hundreds of
> millions of users every day.  If I were still at the company in question I
> would probably have switched that piece of software over to Netty already)
> -Bjørn

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