Quarkus – Kubernetes native Java stack

Quarkus is a cloud native Java stack tailored for OpenJDK HotSpot and GraalVM, crafted from the best of breed Java libraries and standards.

The goal is to make Java the leading platform in Kubernetes and serverless environments while offering developers a framework to address a wider range of distributed application architectures. Quarkus allows developers to automatically generate Kubernetes resources including building and deploying container images without having to manually create YAML files.

Quarkus provides a cohesive, fun to use, full-stack framework by leveraging a growing list of hundreds of best-of-breed libraries that you love and use. All wired on a standard backbone.

Quarkus is designed to seamlessly combine the familiar imperative style code and the non-blocking, reactive style when developing applications.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Container First: Minimal footprint Java applications optimal for running in containers.
  • Cloud Native: Embraces 12 factor architecture in environments like Kubernetes.
  • Unify imperative and reactive: Brings under one programming model non-blocking and imperative styles of development.
  • Standards-based: Based on the standards and frameworks you love and use (RESTEasy and JAX-RS, Hibernate ORM and JPA, Netty, Eclipse Vert.x, Eclipse MicroProfile, Apache Camel…).
  • Microservice First: Brings lightning fast startup time and code turn around to Java apps.
  • Developer Joy: Development centric experience without compromise to bring your amazing apps to life in no time.

Website: quarkus.io
Support: Wiki, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Red Hat
License: Apache License version 2.0

Quarkus is written in Java. Learn Java with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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