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Helidon MP + Redis Publish SubScribe Example

This example demonstrates the integration of Redis with a simple Microservice built using Helidon MicroProfile.

Install All Required Tools

Clone the Repository

Start Redis

We can use th Redis docker image for quickly setting up the env

$ docker run -d -p 6379:6379 --name redis-demo redis

Alternatively you can set up Redis locally by following the instructions from the web site: https://redis.io/download

Build and Run

With JDK8+

mvn package
java -jar target/helidon-example-mp-redis.jar

A Glance at the Implementation

  • RedisProvider: This class creates the RedisClient for use in RedisMessageConsumer and RedisMessageProducer classes.
  • RedisMessageConsumer: This class contains the logic for listening to the Redis channel for messages. This class uses a custom annotation '@Startup' so that it gets instantiated on application start up. The annotation '@Startup' is provided by io.helidon.examples.mp.spi.StartupInitializerExtension class in this project. To learn more about this extension, read section '16.1. Creating an Extension' in https://docs.jboss.org/weld/reference/latest/en-US/html/extend.html
  • RedisMessageProducer: This class contains the logic for publishing messages to the Redis channel topic. It is used by GreetResource class.
  • GreetResource: : This is the REST resource implementation used in this example. When updateGreeting method is called via REST PUT operation, the new greeting sent by client is sent to Redis channel for consumption by the Redis channel subscribers
  • microprofile-config.properties: This config file holds the Redis server configuration used in this example

Exercising the Example

This is simple example that use Redis to notify interested parties when the greeting resource is getting modified. Whenever a client modifies the greeting via PUT method call as shown below, the GreetResource::updateGreeting() implementation publishes the modified greeting value to Redis topic. Redis consumers who listen on the specified channel, gets the modified greeting messages.

curl -X PUT -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"greeting" : "Hola"}' http://localhost:8090/greet/greeting

Stop and Remove the Containers Used for this Example

docker stop redis-demo
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