The Apache Directory team is proud to release MINA 0.7.3, a network application framework.

MINA (Multipurpose Infrastructure for Network Applications) is a network application framework which helps users develop high performance and high scalability network applications easily. PDF Slides and Tutorial is provided to flatten learning curve.

Feture List:

* Unified and extensible API for various transport types (TCP and UDP)
* In-VM pipe communication
* Provides both low-level and high-level API
* Stream-based I/O support
* Filter interface as an extension point; similar to Servlet filters
* SSL support via SSLFilter thanks to Java 5 SSLEngine
* Built-in thread pool
* Unit testability using mock objects,
* Smooth migration from Netty, a popular NIO framework.

Changes since 0.7.2:

* More examples
* Several bug fixes
 
The full list of changes: http://directory.apache.org/subprojects/network/changes-report.html
 
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