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Documentation possibly obsolete (was in a README.txt file inside output)

This code makes a HTTP request to get the last 'n' JSONP data from a REDIS DB to a client using a servlet. After sending the data, it closes the connection. The data from the REDIS channels is buffered in the background by a continuous running buffering system - started at servlet startup. The jsonp messages are returned in an ArrayList data structure, in reverse chronological order.

The code accepts i) channel name or, ii) fully qualified channel name. However, wildcard '*' for pattern based subscription are NOT allowed.

Hints for testing:

  1. Tune the socket timeout parameter in JedisPool(...) call if connecting over a slow network
  2. Tune REDIS_CALLBACK_TIMEOUT, in case the rate of publication is very slow
  3. Tune the number of threads in ExecutorService

Deployment steps:

  1. [Required] Set redisHost and redisPort in code, as per your REDIS setup/location
  2. [Optional] Tune time-out and other parameters, if necessary
  3. [Required]Compile and package as WAR file
  4. [Required] Deploy as WAR file in glassfish 3.1.2
  5. [Optional] Setup ssh tunneling (e.g. command: ssh tunneling:: ssh -f -L 1978:localhost:6379 -N)
  6. Issue getLast request from client

Invocation: host:port/context-root/rest/crisis/fetch/channel/{crisisCode}?callback={callback}&count={count}

Channel name based examples:

  1. http://localhost:8080/aidr-output/rest/crisis/fetch/channel/clex_20131201?count=50
  2. http://localhost:8080/aidr-output/rest/crisis/fetch/channel/clex_20131201?callback=JSONP
  3. http://localhost:8080/aidr-output/rest/crisis/fetch/channel/clex_20131201?callback=JSONP&count=50

Fully qualified channel name based examples:

  1. http://localhost:8080/aidr-output/rest/crisis/fetch/channel/aidr_predict.clex_20131201?count=50
  2. http://localhost:8080/aidr-output/rest/crisis/fetch/channel/aidr_predict.clex_20131201?callback=func
  3. http://localhost:8080/aidr-output/rest/crisis/fetch/channel/aidr_predict.clex_20131201?callback=func&count=50

Apart from the above valid paths one can use:

  1. http://localhost:8080/aidr-output/rest/crisis/fetch/channels/list => returns list of active channels
  2. http://localhost:8080/aidr-output/rest/crisis/fetch/channels/latest => returns the latest tweet data from across all channels

Parameter explanations:

  1. crisisCode [mandatory]: the REDIS channel to which to subscribe
  2. callback [optional]: name of the callback function for JSONP data
  3. count [optional]: the specified number of messages that have been buffered by the service. If unspecified or <= 0 or larger than the MAX_MESSAGES_COUNT, the default number of messages are returned
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