Akka Command based Socket Server
I played around a bit with akka IO and thought I'd share how I setup a simple 4 char command socket server
There are a couple of commands that show how you use the iteratees to convert from the socket input. and also how you can respond to the commands differently.
EXIT Closes connection to socket server
ECHO Hello World Echoes everything after ECHO back to the socket
DATE 2012-01-01 Parses date input YYYY-mm-dd to a jodatime and outputs to socket in YY/MM/DD format
RAND 5 of 10 Generates a 5 column, 10 row grid with numbers between 0 and 9
Open two terminals
In one type
this will start the socket server and output that it's listening on a specific port
In the other type
telnet 127.0.0.1 12345
Change 12345 to the port that the server is listening too.
If everything works you should now be connected to the socket server and can try out the different commands.