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Microservices! They are everywhere, or at least, the term is. When should you use a microservice architecture? What factors should be considered when making that decision? Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Why is everyone so excited about them, anyway?  Brought to you in partnership with IBM.

It has been a while in the making and now Project Avatar is here - and is under an Open Source license! 

There are three primary components to Avatar: 

  1. Avatar.js - Enables developers to create server side JavaScript services using the Node programming model and a thin server architecture (TSA), and publish those services using WebSockets, REST, and Server Sent Events (SSE). Any client-side framework that can communicate using WebSockets, REST, or SSE can consume these services.
  2. Enable server-side JavaScript developers to leverage Java EE Services.
  3. An (optional and independent) client side framework that can bind HTML5 components to services written in any language.  The client framework does not assume JavaScript expertise, and can be used with services developed in any language, and that publish those services over WebSockets, REST, and SSE.

  4. Download Avatar from avatar.java.net, take a look at the sample applications, ask questions, and provide feedback.  Over the coming weeks and months, we'll publish more documentation and samples to help you get started!It has been a while in the making, having been introduced two years ago at JavaOne, and Project Avatar is here - and is under an Open Source license.

Discover how the Watson team is further developing SDKs in Java, Node.js, Python, iOS, and Android to access these services and make programming easy. Brought to you in partnership with IBM.

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