miércoles, septiembre 28, 2011

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Last week Spring Integration 2.1 M1 was released. One of new features is an implementation of MessageStorage interface that relies upon MongoDB for persistence.  

In current post I will show you an example of Spring Integration using Claim Check pattern and MongoDB as storage system.

First of all a small introduction of each component we will use.

Spring Integration provides an extension of the Spring programming model to support the well-known Enterprise Integration Patterns. It enables lightweight messaging within Spring-based applications and supports integration with external systems via declarative adapters.

MongoDB is a high-performance, schema-free, document-oriented database, which stores JSON-like documents.

Claim Check pattern is an EIP pattern which allows you to replace message content with a claim check (a unique key), which can be used to retrieve the message content at later time. This pattern can be used when message content is very large and should be sent by request or when you cannot trust the information with an outside party and you use a claim check to talk with it.

As an example I have used a simplified version of Cafe Sample Application that are shipped with Spring Integration bundle, but adding MongoDB MessageStore.


In this diagram you can see a schema of sample application. First of all cafe component is the gateway, the point of entree to the system, and is connected to orders channel. Orders are sent to splitter, and each order is sent through pack channel. Last step is check-in component. This component is responsible to store order into MongoDB and generate an UUID. Finally UUID is sent to output (in this case console output).

Now I will show you the code of first part of application. I have assumed that you have already installed MongoDB on your system and is running.

Application context file contains Spring Integration beans that define structure defined above. See that the most important part is the definition of MongoDbFactory at line 18, and line 22 where we are defining database name (test database is created by MongoDB by default). The other part of file is self-explained. See that in line 37, claim check is defined and MongoDB message storage is referenced.

Next important piece of code is Cafe interface. This class acts as a facade for placing orders and not explained yet, for retrieving orders. Let's see this class:

Typical Spring Integration gateway class, where entering points are defined. For now line 7 is the most important because this method will be called for placing orders into orders channel.
And now you are ready to send orders using Cafe interface and receiving at console output not the order but an UUID.

This is a simple snippet that can be executed as unit test (in fact this is not a unit test I know, but for teaching purpose is enough). And if you execute it you will see two long numbers in console, something like:


Remember that number because is required in next step. Meanwhile orders are stored into database. If mongo console is opened, we can query test database and all orders stored will be returned.


Now that check-in has been implemented and tested, it is time to implement check-out method. In this example user (you) will enter UUID using console. Entered reference will be sent to input channel, order object with entered code will be retrieved from database, and sent it to stdout channel. Let's see the code:


Not much difference but instead of using claim-check-in we are using claim-check-out. In line 37 we are defining a gateway to enter UUID (recoverOrderAndSent method of Cafe interface). Introduced identification is sent to input channel and check-out is executed, consequently order with that identifier is sent to output channel (console output).

And our "test" now looks like:


Take a look, first of all two orders are sent to check-in component. Orders are saved to MongoDB and returned UUID are printed to console. Next step in that method is asking user to introduce one of previous UUID and order is checked-out. 

And the output:


Note how simply is to configure your application to use claim-check pattern with Spring Integration, only configuring XMLs, without writing one line of code.. This is a simple example, of course you can use all the power of Spring Integration (aggregators, splitters, adapters, ...) with claim-check.

I wish you have found that post useful.

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1 comentarios:

Javin Paul dijo...

How come you have title an hindi song ? is Spring is musical :)

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