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Decoupling event producers and event consumers in Java EE 6 using CDI and JMS

In this post I will show you how to decouple event producer from the event consumers (aka async events).

  1. you must configure your application server (here the glassfish settings):
  2. call the EJB method sendEvent() to send the event (from a servlet or from a web page):
  3. the EJB fires the event anotaded with @InForeground qualifier.
  4. An observer method handle the event and send it to the JMS Queue with the help of a message producer:
  5. Now, in another (background) thread, the onMessage method handle the message and fires a new event (which wraps the received event) now annotated with @InBackground qualifier:
  6. And finally, if you have a method that consumes events annotated with @InBackground qualifier, then you receive the event and process it accordingly to your business needs.

The event object it’s just a POJO like this one:

You can get the full code from github. Thank you!

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Simple CDI Events Example

In this post I will show you how to produce a CDI event and how to handle it even if it is deployed in another application.

The Event class

A simple JSF Page

This page only shows a simple message from the backing bean (the call to the bean produces the bean’s initialization).

Backing Bean

Here we Inject an event (LoggerEvent) via CDI Inject annotation. Then inside the init method annotated with PostConstruct we fire the event with a new instance of the event. This is the simplest way to fire a CDI event. No matter who are listening to this event will be notified.

A simple Logger Event Handler

This class will listen for events annotated with the keyword @Observes. Because of this, it will execute the method. In this case it will print to the console a log message passed to the constructor of the event instance when it was created: Hello from CDI events as you can see in the next picture.

Result (console result)

cdi events
cdi events

AS you can see, it’s just that simple to create a CDi event and listen to it. This technique uses the Observer design pattern here with the help of @Observes annotation.

Feel free to comment. Download the souce code CDIEvents.

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