Upgrade 0.5

Preethum edited this page Oct 15, 2015 · 1 revision


While there are no specifically breaking changes in this version's release, a number of faulty methods which could not be properly tested were updated for testability, readability, and accuracy. As such, introduction of some of the exception handling in these methods may cause previously functional service calls to fail. Please submit issue reports for any unexpected failures. You may need to support better exception handling as a result of these changes. Cookies have been tested as part of the library, so cookies and multiple session support are again available.

GWT#create style Service Creation

Starting in 0.5, the old SyncProxy#newProxyInstance methods have been deprecated in favor of the more GWT-like SyncProxy#create methods. The old newProxyInstance methods have been appropriately upgraded with JavaGenerics and should continue to function, but it is highly recommended that you begin switching over to the newer methods as future versions of this library may stop supporting those old methods. Additionally, the old methods were very hard to test, so full-testing on the old methods is not available as of the 0.5 library (was very little testing to begin with for those methods anyway). Synchronous services are of course still supported in SyncProxy through the SyncProxy#createSync method. See the Quick Start guide for a review of the new methods.

ServiceDefTarget support

SyncProxy 0.5 also adds support for the common GWT style:

	GreetingServiceAsync greetService = GWT.create(GreetingService.class);
	((ServiceDefTarget) greetService).setServiceEntryPoint(getModuleBaseURL()
		+ "greetingEntryPoint");

which must be implemented with flag setting to ignore a service missing the expected annotation:

	// Suppress exception that the service interface doesn't have the RemoteServiceRelativePath annotation
	GreetingServiceAsync greetService = SyncProxy.create(GreetingService.class);
	((ServiceDefTarget) greetService).setServiceEntryPoint(getModuleBaseURL()
		+ "greetingEntryPoint");
	// You may also use the ProxySettings() object to manually set the Entry Point as shown in the QuickStart wiki

Cookie Issues and Support

Cookies have been repaired in the 0.5 release. The key problem was that manually created HttpCookie's needed to have their #path set for the HttpUrlConnection to automatically pass them along. We have resolved this by automatically populating Cookie's in the specified CookieManager with the proper path (removeServicePath) if it is missing. With this fix, multiple sessions are again supported. Please see the Quick Start guide for a review of these methods. If you are using Sessions on App-Engine, make sure to add the <sessions-enabled>true</sessions-enabled> flag in the WEB-INF/appengine-web.xml file. Additionally, the SyncProxy generated services also implement a new interface which allows access to the stored CookieManager for the service in question. To access the CookieManager for a given service, do the following:

	GreetingServiceAsync greetService = SyncProxy.create(GreetingService.class);
	CookieManager cm = ((HasProxySettings) greetService).getCookieManager();
	String domain = URI.create(getModuleBaseURL()).getHost();
	HttpCookie cookie = new HttpCookie("myCookie", "myCookieValue");
	// You should set these values, but if don't, SyncProxy will use the current target's Domain and Path
	cm.getCookieStore().add(URI.create("http://" + domain), cookie);
	// If you need to change the CookieManager on the fly, that is also possible in between service Calls
	CookieManager cm2 = new CookieManager(null, CookiePolicy.ACCEPT_ALL);
	((HasProxySettings) greetService).setCookieManager(cm2);

XSRF Protection

XSRF Protected Scripts are not fully support in 0.5, but we have made steps towards proper support of these scripts. The RpcToken system is now implemented and sufficiently tested within the library. However, a lack of experience with XSRF has forced the decision to push off this implementation in favor of providing the upgraded library features sooner. Anyone with more experience with XSRF, please feel free to join this project and contribute to the support of XSRF in SyncProxy.

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