Welcome New Java Champion Norman Maurer
Norman Maurer is an expert on building Java-based high performance network frameworks and services on the JVM. This includes low-level programming (including JNI) as well as implementing protocol codecs. He has a strong background in asynchronous non-blocking code as well as all things related to network protocols.
Norman is one of the core developers of Netty, an asynchronous networking framework on the JVM that won a Duke’s Choice Award. His work includes writing concurrent code as well as applying the JNI. He wrote the initial native transport for Netty (https://github.com/netty/netty/tree/4.1/transport-native-epoll) which aims to be used on Linux production systems to reduce latency and uses Linux-only features like Edge-Triggered, So_Reuseport, Tcp_Cork, Tcp_Notsent_Lowat, Tcp_Fastopen, Tcp_Info and Unix Domain Sockets.
In addition, Norman implemented most of Netty native SSL which supports OpenSSL, LibreSSL and BoringSSL. This is a drop-in replacement for the default SSLEngine shipped as part of the JDK. He is the author of “Netty in Action” and a frequent speaker at user groups and conferences such as JAX, EclipseCon, QCon and more. Netty is used by Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Square, Linkedin, Netflix and many other companies.
Norman is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and a contributor to many OpenSource Projects over the past years such as Apache James, Vert.x, ActiveMQ, Apache Cassandra, JCTools, and Datastax Java Driver for Cassandra. Follow him on Twitter at @normanmaurer
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