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WAMP for Java 8 and Android, and WebSocket for Android.

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Autobahn|Java is a subproject of the Autobahn project and provides open-source client implementations for

running on Android and Netty/JVM.

The WebSocket layer is using a callback based user API, and is specifically written for Android.

The WAMP layer is using Java 8 CompletableFuture for WAMP actions (call, register, publish and subscribe) and the Observer pattern for WAMP session, subscription and registration lifecycle events.

The library is MIT licensed, maintained by the Project, tested using the AutobahnTestsuite and published as a JAR to Maven and as a Docker toolchain image to Dockerhub.

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WebSocket on Android

Here is a simple WebSocket echo client:

private final WebSocketConnection mConnection = new WebSocketConnection();

private void start() {

   final String wsuri = "ws://localhost:9000";

   try {
      mConnection.connect(wsuri, new WebSocketHandler() {

         public void onOpen() {
            Log.d(TAG, "Status: Connected to " + wsuri);
            mConnection.sendTextMessage("Hello, world!");

         public void onTextMessage(String payload) {
            Log.d(TAG, "Got echo: " + payload);

         public void onClose(int code, String reason) {
            Log.d(TAG, "Connection lost.");
   } catch (WebSocketException e) {

      Log.d(TAG, e.toString());

WAMP on Netty


Here is a top level program

public class Main {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        ExecutorService executor = Executors.newSingleThreadExecutor();

        Service service = new Service(executor);

        int returnCode = service.start("ws://localhost:8080/ws", "realm1");


that uses the following service to connect to a WAMP router like and starting a WAMP session on a realm

public class Service {

    private final ExecutorService mExecutor;

    // This is the central object to interact with
    // a WAMP session runs over a transport, uses authenticators
    // and finally joins a realm.
    private final Session mSession;

    public Service(ExecutorService executor) {
        // everything should be run on the user supplied executor
        mExecutor = executor;

        // first, we create a session object (that may or may not be reused)
        mSession = new Session(executor);

        // when the session joins a realm, run our code
        // .. and we can have multiple listeners! there are other lifecycle
        // events to get notified for as well.

    public int start(String url, String realm) {
        // now create a transport list for the transport to try
        // and which will carry our session
        List<ITransport> transports = new ArrayList<>();

        // in this case, the only transport we add is a WAMP-over-WebSocket
        // implementation on top of Netty client WebSocket
        transports.add(new NettyTransport(url));

        // now create a authenticator list for the session to announce
        // and which will authenticate our session
        List<IAuthenticator> authenticators = new ArrayList<>();

        // in this case, we don't care about authentication and so
        // the only authenticator we announce is the (pseudo) "anyonymous"
        authenticators.add(new AnonymousAuth());

        // finally, provide everything to a Client instance
        Client client = new Client(transports, mExecutor);

        // leave room for adding more than one sessions.
        client.add(mSession, realm, authenticators);

        CompletableFuture<ExitInfo> exitInfoCompletableFuture = client.connect();
        try {
            ExitInfo exitInfo = exitInfoCompletableFuture.get();
            return exitInfo.code;
        } catch (Exception e) {
            return 1;

    public void onJoinHandler1(SessionDetails details) {
        System.out.println("onJoinHandler1 fired: sessionid=" + details.sessionID + ", authid=" + details.authid + ", realm=" + details.realm);

Using WAMP

After the plumbing has created a WAMP session, and when the session has joined a realm, the onJoin observers will get notified, and this is where usually topics are subscribed to or procedures are registered.

Here is how the four WAMP actions look like in AutobahnJava.