This year have been very exciting for Monkey Project, we are implementing cool features for our next v1.0 release and today we got the most great news that we could expect:
Your Organization Application for "Monkey HTTP Daemon" in
Google Summer of Code 2012 has been accepted.
Today begins a new stage for our project, after thousands of work hours and many years putting our best effort, we are finally being recognized internationally as a strong community with serious objectives and delivering a high quality product. This is a great opportunity to grow in different aspects of the project: organization, community and software improvement.
We invite to any student around the world to apply for our organization, we are committed to improve the server side of the web, we deal with embedded devices, performance, scalability, networking, and many cool stuff , innovation is one of our primary focus. Please review our project ideas site:
If you think that the web can still be improved, we are in the same page and we are looking to hear from you, meet us on irc.freenode.net #monkey or through our mailing list
[OBS: this is a repost from http://blog.monkey-project.com/2012/03/13/duda-web-services-framework-for-monkey/]
There is one fact: we are in exciting times for the project. Our HTTP core is consolidated since a while ago, it works in non-blocking mode, it has a nice indented configuration model and provide an advanced API to extend the core behavior, through this we support different behaviors by layers like IPv4, IPv6, SSL encription, security by subnets, basic auth, shell, log writer, etc.
There is a common question from people around the project: "where are you going ?" and the answer is: do you see that embedded Linux Box ?, there's where we go. Common web servers lack of performance for embedded systems, most of them have focused in high production environments. our focus is different.
Our tech world is service oriented and i would say that implemented through a fat HTTP software stack, simple things are done in scripting languages that requires a process context or even be ran in a JVM environment, that is not lightweight and requires extra resources to be scalable. If you plan to implement a web service for embedded you should start forgetting about Java and PHP and think in lightweight options. Please Google a little about the options available and then continue reading here.