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Vert.x supports JavaScript through the Rhino JavaScript engine. Although JavaScript is a decent language once you get to know it, I prefer CoffeeScript, a language that compiles to JavaScript. Luckily, vert.x has built-in support for CoffeeScript, so I can use it nearly transparently. You will only notice the JavaScript under the hood when reading stack traces, which will refer to the compiled JavaScript file.

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Event-Driven Concurrency

At synyx, we are looking at vert.x for an upcoming project where we are building a system that will need to scale under load. The tag-line of vert.x is effortless asynchronous application development for the modern web and enterprise, which fits the bill, so I decided to play around with it a little bit.

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Let me tell you a tale about a fat-client application that has nice some time-related logic written in JavaScript. We want to calculate the difference between two dates, measured in days. Easy, you say, just use the Date object and do some calculating.

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Wie versprochen ist das Ressourcenplanungs-Tool unter dem Namen synRP jetzt auf github erhältlich:

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Ressourcenplanung Classic


Es ist Freitag Vormittag, Anfang Oktober 2011. Sechs Mitarbeiter und einer unserer Geschäftsführer versammeln sich um eine große Tafel, die auf dem Tisch in der Mitte unseres Besprechungsraums liegt. Auf der Tafel haften fast 1.000 daumennagelgroße Plättchen, jedes farbig umrahmt und beklebt mit dem Bild von einem unserer 23 Mitarbeiter.