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Introduction

Eventcast was motivated by my experiences using Guava EventBus to implement various systems.

Go straight to the Eventcast usage page, or read more about how it differs from Guava EventBus.

You can download Eventcast from maven central.

Features

Guice Integration

Tightly integrated with Google Guice Eventcast provides support for publish-subscribe messaging between objects create by a guice injector.

IDE support

Support for IDE refactoring and code navigation tools. In particular the method call used to send the message is the same as the method implemented to receive the message. This means that "find implementations" and "find callers" functionality in your IDE will continue to work as expected.

Unintrusive

The only place that Eventcast needs to appear in your code is in the definition of your guice module. No custom annotations are needed or references to Eventcast types are needed to use most of the functionality.

Failfast

If Guice can create your objects then you have probably got Eventcast set up right. Eventcast has no annotations to accidentally miss off your listener methods.

Straight-forward support for Mocking and Dependency Injection

Messages are send using your own custom interfaces which you can mock freely. No need to mock any of the Eventcast classes.

Thread Safe

The EventCaster can be used safely from any thread. If you want a message instance or listener to be used by multiple threads then you must make sure your implementation classes are thread safe too. Making your messages immutable by using the final keyword can help with this.

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