Guava EventBus Component

Since Camel 2.10

Both producer and consumer is supported

The Google Guava EventBus allows publish-subscribe-style communication between components without requiring the components to explicitly register with one another (and thus be aware of each other). The guava-eventbus: component provides integration bridge between Camel and Google Guava EventBus infrastructure. With the latter component, messages exchanged with the Guava EventBus can be transparently forwarded to the Camel routes. EventBus component allows also to route body of Camel exchanges to the Guava EventBus.

Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml for this component:

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.apache.camel</groupId>
    <artifactId>camel-guava-eventbus</artifactId>
    <version>x.x.x</version>
    <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

URI format

guava-eventbus:busName[?options]

Where busName represents the name of the com.google.common.eventbus.EventBus instance located in the Camel registry.

Options

The Guava EventBus component supports 5 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

eventBus (common)

To use the given Guava EventBus instance

EventBus

listenerInterface (common)

The interface with method(s) marked with the Subscribe annotation. Dynamic proxy will be created over the interface so it could be registered as the EventBus listener. Particularly useful when creating multi-event listeners and for handling DeadEvent properly. This option cannot be used together with eventClass option.

Class

basicPropertyBinding (advanced)

Whether the component should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

boolean

lazyStartProducer (producer)

Whether the producer should be started lazy (on the first message). By starting lazy you can use this to allow CamelContext and routes to startup in situations where a producer may otherwise fail during starting and cause the route to fail being started. By deferring this startup to be lazy then the startup failure can be handled during routing messages via Camel’s routing error handlers. Beware that when the first message is processed then creating and starting the producer may take a little time and prolong the total processing time of the processing.

false

boolean

bridgeErrorHandler (consumer)

Allows for bridging the consumer to the Camel routing Error Handler, which mean any exceptions occurred while the consumer is trying to pickup incoming messages, or the likes, will now be processed as a message and handled by the routing Error Handler. By default the consumer will use the org.apache.camel.spi.ExceptionHandler to deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

false

boolean

The Guava EventBus endpoint is configured using URI syntax:

guava-eventbus:eventBusRef

with the following path and query parameters:

Path Parameters (1 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

eventBusRef

To lookup the Guava EventBus from the registry with the given name

String

Query Parameters (8 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

eventClass (common)

If used on the consumer side of the route, will filter events received from the EventBus to the instances of the class and superclasses of eventClass. Null value of this option is equal to setting it to the java.lang.Object i.e. the consumer will capture all messages incoming to the event bus. This option cannot be used together with listenerInterface option.

Class

listenerInterface (common)

The interface with method(s) marked with the Subscribe annotation. Dynamic proxy will be created over the interface so it could be registered as the EventBus listener. Particularly useful when creating multi-event listeners and for handling DeadEvent properly. This option cannot be used together with eventClass option.

Class

bridgeErrorHandler (consumer)

Allows for bridging the consumer to the Camel routing Error Handler, which mean any exceptions occurred while the consumer is trying to pickup incoming messages, or the likes, will now be processed as a message and handled by the routing Error Handler. By default the consumer will use the org.apache.camel.spi.ExceptionHandler to deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

false

boolean

exceptionHandler (consumer)

To let the consumer use a custom ExceptionHandler. Notice if the option bridgeErrorHandler is enabled then this option is not in use. By default the consumer will deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

ExceptionHandler

exchangePattern (consumer)

Sets the exchange pattern when the consumer creates an exchange.

ExchangePattern

lazyStartProducer (producer)

Whether the producer should be started lazy (on the first message). By starting lazy you can use this to allow CamelContext and routes to startup in situations where a producer may otherwise fail during starting and cause the route to fail being started. By deferring this startup to be lazy then the startup failure can be handled during routing messages via Camel’s routing error handlers. Beware that when the first message is processed then creating and starting the producer may take a little time and prolong the total processing time of the processing.

false

boolean

basicPropertyBinding (advanced)

Whether the endpoint should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

boolean

synchronous (advanced)

Sets whether synchronous processing should be strictly used, or Camel is allowed to use asynchronous processing (if supported).

false

boolean

Spring Boot Auto-Configuration

When using Spring Boot make sure to use the following Maven dependency to have support for auto configuration:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.camel.springboot</groupId>
  <artifactId>camel-guava-eventbus-starter</artifactId>
  <version>x.x.x</version>
  <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

The component supports 6 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

camel.component.guava-eventbus.basic-property-binding

Whether the component should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

Boolean

camel.component.guava-eventbus.bridge-error-handler

Allows for bridging the consumer to the Camel routing Error Handler, which mean any exceptions occurred while the consumer is trying to pickup incoming messages, or the likes, will now be processed as a message and handled by the routing Error Handler. By default the consumer will use the org.apache.camel.spi.ExceptionHandler to deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

false

Boolean

camel.component.guava-eventbus.enabled

Whether to enable auto configuration of the guava-eventbus component. This is enabled by default.

Boolean

camel.component.guava-eventbus.event-bus

To use the given Guava EventBus instance. The option is a com.google.common.eventbus.EventBus type.

String

camel.component.guava-eventbus.lazy-start-producer

Whether the producer should be started lazy (on the first message). By starting lazy you can use this to allow CamelContext and routes to startup in situations where a producer may otherwise fail during starting and cause the route to fail being started. By deferring this startup to be lazy then the startup failure can be handled during routing messages via Camel’s routing error handlers. Beware that when the first message is processed then creating and starting the producer may take a little time and prolong the total processing time of the processing.

false

Boolean

camel.component.guava-eventbus.listener-interface

The interface with method(s) marked with the Subscribe annotation. Dynamic proxy will be created over the interface so it could be registered as the EventBus listener. Particularly useful when creating multi-event listeners and for handling DeadEvent properly. This option cannot be used together with eventClass option.

Class

Usage

Using guava-eventbus component on the consumer side of the route will capture messages sent to the Guava EventBus and forward them to the Camel route. Guava EventBus consumer processes incoming messages asynchronously.

SimpleRegistry registry = new SimpleRegistry();
EventBus eventBus = new EventBus();
registry.put("busName", eventBus);
CamelContext camel = new DefaultCamelContext(registry);

from("guava-eventbus:busName").to("seda:queue");

eventBus.post("Send me to the SEDA queue.");

Using guava-eventbus component on the producer side of the route will forward body of the Camel exchanges to the Guava EventBus instance.

SimpleRegistry registry = new SimpleRegistry();
EventBus eventBus = new EventBus();
registry.put("busName", eventBus);
CamelContext camel = new DefaultCamelContext(registry);

from("direct:start").to("guava-eventbus:busName");

ProducerTemplate producerTemplate = camel.createProducerTemplate();
producer.sendBody("direct:start", "Send me to the Guava EventBus.");

eventBus.register(new Object(){
  @Subscribe
  public void messageHander(String message) {
    System.out.println("Message received from the Camel: " + message);
  }
});

DeadEvent considerations

Keep in mind that due to the limitations caused by the design of the Guava EventBus, you cannot specify event class to be received by the listener without creating class annotated with @Subscribe method. This limitation implies that endpoint with eventClass option specified actually listens to all possible events (java.lang.Object) and filter appropriate messages programmatically at runtime. The snipped below demonstrates an appropriate excerpt from the Camel code base.

@Subscribe
public void eventReceived(Object event) {
  if (eventClass == null || eventClass.isAssignableFrom(event.getClass())) {
    doEventReceived(event);
...

This drawback of this approach is that EventBus instance used by Camel will never generate com.google.common.eventbus.DeadEvent notifications. If you want Camel to listen only to the precisely specified event (and therefore enable DeadEvent support), use listenerInterface endpoint option. Camel will create dynamic proxy over the interface you specify with the latter option and listen only to messages specified by the interface handler methods. The example of the listener interface with single method handling only SpecificEvent instances is demonstrated below.

package com.example;

public interface CustomListener {

  @Subscribe
  void eventReceived(SpecificEvent event);

}

The listener presented above could be used in the endpoint definition as follows.

from("guava-eventbus:busName?listenerInterface=com.example.CustomListener").to("seda:queue");

Consuming multiple type of events

In order to define multiple type of events to be consumed by Guava EventBus consumer use listenerInterface endpoint option, as listener interface could provide multiple methods marked with the @Subscribe annotation.

package com.example;

public interface MultipleEventsListener {

  @Subscribe
  void someEventReceived(SomeEvent event);

  @Subscribe
  void anotherEventReceived(AnotherEvent event);

}

The listener presented above could be used in the endpoint definition as follows.

from("guava-eventbus:busName?listenerInterface=com.example.MultipleEventsListener").to("seda:queue");