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Spring Websockets sample - tailing a file

This is an example application using Spring Websockets support.

It does something simple - tailing a file, you can see the tailed file through a simply tailing it from a terminal or on the Websocket based UI

Details:

  1. Generating a sample file to tail: The application uses Spring Integration to write random quotes to a file.

  2. Tailing a file and sending contents to a Spring Websocket managed topic: This again is accomplished using Spring Integration

  3. UI: UI is Angular js based, and uses SockJS with Stomp as the message protocol to show the contents of the tailed file as new information flows through

Running the Sample

The sample is Spring-boot based and can be run with the following command:

mvn spring-boot:run
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