WebSocket for spray-can
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Latest commit b6d4db7 Jul 20, 2015 @dcaoyuan Merge pull request #76 from petervandenabeele/pv-push-data/03
Push a message to WebSocketWorker children



WebSocket for spray-can

spray-websocket build status



The artifact is published to Sonatype (cross build with Scala 2.10 and 2.11), so in order to use it you just have to add the following dependency:


resolvers += "Spray" at "http://repo.spray.io"

libraryDependencies += "com.wandoulabs.akka" %% "spray-websocket" % "0.1.4"


resolvers += "Spray" at "http://repo.spray.io"

resolvers += "Sonatype OSS Snapshots" at "https://oss.sonatype.org/content/repositories/snapshots"

libraryDependencies += "com.wandoulabs.akka" %% "spray-websocket" % "0.1.5-SNAPSHOT"


Define your WebSocketWorker by extending WebSocketConnection and overriding method 'businessLogic'. Or, write your own WebSocketConnection.

package spray.can.websocket.examples

import akka.actor.{ ActorSystem, Actor, Props, ActorLogging, ActorRef, ActorRefFactory }
import akka.io.IO
import spray.can.Http
import spray.can.server.UHttp
import spray.can.websocket
import spray.can.websocket.frame.{ BinaryFrame, TextFrame }
import spray.http.HttpRequest
import spray.can.websocket.FrameCommandFailed
import spray.routing.HttpServiceActor

object SimpleServer extends App with MySslConfiguration {

  final case class Push(msg: String)

  object WebSocketServer {
    def props() = Props(classOf[WebSocketServer])
  class WebSocketServer extends Actor with ActorLogging {
    def receive = {
      // when a new connection comes in we register a WebSocketConnection actor as the per connection handler
      case Http.Connected(remoteAddress, localAddress) =>
        val serverConnection = sender()
        val conn = context.actorOf(WebSocketWorker.props(serverConnection))
        serverConnection ! Http.Register(conn)

  object WebSocketWorker {
    def props(serverConnection: ActorRef) = Props(classOf[WebSocketWorker], serverConnection)
  class WebSocketWorker(val serverConnection: ActorRef) extends HttpServiceActor with websocket.WebSocketServerWorker {
    override def receive = handshaking orElse businessLogicNoUpgrade orElse closeLogic

    def businessLogic: Receive = {
      // just bounce frames back for Autobahn testsuite
      case x @ (_: BinaryFrame | _: TextFrame) =>
        sender() ! x

      case Push(msg) => send(TextFrame(msg))

      case x: FrameCommandFailed =>
        log.error("frame command failed", x)

      case x: HttpRequest => // do something

    def businessLogicNoUpgrade: Receive = {
      implicit val refFactory: ActorRefFactory = context
      runRoute {

  def doMain() {
    implicit val system = ActorSystem()
    import system.dispatcher

    val server = system.actorOf(WebSocketServer.props(), "websocket")

    IO(UHttp) ! Http.Bind(server, "localhost", 8080)

    readLine("Hit ENTER to exit ...\n")

  // because otherwise we get an ambiguous implicit if doMain is inlined

Run the provided example


Limited JCE Policy

If you see this error:

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Cannot support TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA with currently installed providers
    at sun.security.ssl.CipherSuiteList.<init>(CipherSuiteList.java:92)

Download the JCE, unzip and move the two jars into <java_install_dir>lib/security