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Uncover Lightstreamer 7.3 – Java Code Geeks


We’re proud to announce that Lightstreamer 7.3 has been publicly launched.

You possibly can obtain it proper now from https://www.lightstreamer.com/obtain/

The official Docker picture and the Amazon EC2 AMI can be found too.

Lightstreamer 7.3 and the newest shopper and adapter SDKs deliver many enhancements and fixes, primarily overlaying efficiency and options. Under are some highlights however you possibly can try the total checklist within the Server changelog and the changelogs of the varied SDKs, that may be reached from the obtain web page.

JSON Delta Supply

The “delta supply” function, which permits for a discount of the quantity of bytes despatched to the shoppers, has been prolonged. Now, not solely are unchanged values omitted, but additionally modified values may be despatched in a smaller kind because the distinction with respect to earlier values.

This facilitates utilizing structured values, like JSON texts, when leveraging the help for a number of fields will not be possible. Particularly, for JSON values, the variations may be computed in JSON Patch format. For all values, a textual diff format based mostly on the diff-match-patch algorithm is obtainable.

Because the diff computation could also be inefficient for some values, the applying of the accessible algorithms must be enabled by configuration. An extension of the Information Adapter interface will enable customized code to specify the enabled algorithms on a field-by-field foundation.

Nonetheless, to leverage the brand new delta supply options made accessible by the SDK for Generic Shoppers, client-side help is required. On the time of Server launch, solely the Net Consumer SDK 8.2 beta and Node.js Consumer SDK 8.2 beta embrace partial help (JSON Patch solely). The opposite Consumer SDKs will observe quickly and could also be already aligned as you learn this put up.

As for the Adapters, the interface extension, on the time of Server launch,  is already accessible for the Java In-Course of, Generic, Java Distant and Node.js Distant SDKs. The remaining Distant Adapter SDKs can be aligned as quickly as doable.

Merchandise’s Information Adapter Data

The Metadata Adapter interface had been affected by an open difficulty for years, whereby the callbacks to find out item-related properties (like getAllowedMaxItemFrequency and plenty of others) didn’t specify the Information Adapter, inside the present Adapter Set, from which the merchandise was being requested. This might trigger ambiguity in some situations.

Now, the signatures of all of the affected callbacks have been prolonged with the lacking argument, at the very least for the Java In-Course of Adapter SDK. Word that this breaks supply compatibility with current Adapter code. Nonetheless, backward compatibility with current binaries has been preserved by leveraging Java reflection, so the improve received’t have an effect on present deployments.

TLS Native Implementation

TLS handshakes could also be the principle efficiency bottleneck in some situations. Therefore, cautious tuning of the “Safety Supplier” could also be essential. The Safety Supplier is equipped by the JDK or by third-party libraries and gives for its personal configuration mechanisms. Nonetheless, we’ve got added just a few Server configuration properties to assist with this.

Particularly, we’ve got targeted on the configuration of the TLS Resumption function, which, when correctly leveraged, could save CPU and bandwidth.

Furthermore, it’s now doable to configure totally different Safety Suppliers for various listening ports.

BTW, one in all such third-party Safety Suppliers is now embedded in Lightstreamer Server. We’re referring to Google’s Conscrypt, which features a native implementation that must be notably quick.

Adapter Remoting Infrastructure

In Server model 7.2, the Adapter Remoting Infrastructure lacked just a few options provided by the Java In-Course of Adapter interface. Now all these options have been added, along with some (however not all) options launched within the Java In-Course of Adapter interface on this launch. The next are an important ones:

  • It’s now doable, from a Distant Adapter, to power the termination of a Session. Alternatively, it’s doable to implement a most lifetime upon Session begin.
  • It’s now doable, from a Distant Adapter, to power termination of a subscription made by a Session.

Nonetheless, these extensions, made accessible by the SDK for Generic Adapters, require parallel adjustments within the Distant Adapter SDKs. On the time of Server launch, solely the Java Distant Adapter SDK 1.6 model consists of full help. The opposite Distant Adapter SDKs can be aligned as quickly as doable. 

One other essential enchancment regards the ARI Protocol effectivity which was restricted for non-ascii textual content by the necessity to percent-encode characters. Now UTF-8 encoding is supported and percent-encoding is barely wanted for just a few characters.

As above, the Distant Adapter SDK help for this extension is partial and restricted, on the time of Server launch, to the Java Distant and Node.js Distant Adapter SDKs, whereas the opposite Distant Adapter SDKs can be aligned as quickly as doable.

Deployment Services

Primarily based on buyer’s suggestions, some points within the interplay with the deployment atmosphere have been addressed.

A Server occasion can now be indifferent from a cluster with out interrupting the present connections by merely implementing the healthcheck url to yield an error response. This may be accomplished by way of the JMX interface.

Furthermore, a Server occasion may be enforced to cease listening from a port whereas nonetheless protecting the energetic connections, once more from the JMX interface.

One other enchancment is the likelihood to outline a number of various url paths that can be utilized to difficulty streaming requests to the Server. This may simplify the deployment behind some reverse proxies that impose totally different url paths.for various transports.

Python Consumer SDK

A brand new SDK, for Python shoppers, has been launched not too long ago. On the time of Server launch it’s in beta, however it should turn out to be ultimate quickly.

New Emblem

The Lightstreamer website is present process a full refurbishment and this Server launch is already aligned. You’ll discover the brand new emblem and new colours in each the preinstalled “Welcome Web page” and the supplied Monitoring Dashboard.

Upgrading to Lightstreamer 7.3 is simple. As regular, the brand new server retains compatibility with all of the earlier shoppers. This manner, you possibly can improve the server safely with out disrupting manufacturing. Then, you can begin upgrading the shopper libraries at your individual tempo.

Likewise, compatibility with all of the earlier Adapters, each In-Course of and Distant, is stored.

Detailed directions on the way to improve from any earlier model of Lightstreamer server to model 7.3.0 can be found.

The Lightstreamer configuration recordsdata may be upgraded routinely by a really helpful on-line software.

If you’re on the Cloud License Supervisor (CLM), your license has been upgraded routinely to allow Lightstreamer 7.3. If you’re nonetheless utilizing license recordsdata, please contact help@lightstreamer.com to get your up to date keys.

Revealed on Java Code Geeks with permission by Gianluca Finocchiaro, companion at our JCG program. See the unique article right here: Uncover Lightstreamer 7.3

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