How to develop Event-Driven architectures

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Author is going to look at how we can use Open source Chronicle Queue and Chronicle Wire to structure applications to use Event-Driven Architecture (EDA). EDA is a design pattern in which decoupled components (often microservices) can asynchronously publish and subscribe to events. By Rob Austin.

At a high level, event-driven architectures are usually made up of application components connected via an async message system. The events flow as messages between the application components and these components act independently as they don’t need to know about other components. All a component needs to know is how to process incoming messages and how to send messages upon the completion of business logic. In other words, Event-Driven Architectures are basically fire and forget.

package net.openhft.chronicle.wire.examples;

import net.openhft.chronicle.wire.JSONWire;
import net.openhft.chronicle.wire.Wire;

public class WireExamples4 {

   interface Printer {
       void print(String message);

   public static void main(String[] args) {
       Wire wire = new JSONWire();
       final Printer printer = wire.methodWriter(Printer.class);
       printer.print("hello world");

       wire.methodReader((Printer) System.out::println).readOne();

When It comes to choosing the message bus, if the components are written in Java then the open source library Chronicle Queue can be selected. This is especially beneficial if these components are on the same host, as Chronicle Queue is a point-to-point messaging layer, which works by writing your events to shared off-heap memory. Chronicle Queue is able to offer messaging performance characteristics that are close to reading and writing from RAM. There is also an extension to Chronicle Queue that allows it to send replicated messages over the network, which is required to support HA/DR and server failover.

Author then goes and create example app via which he demonstrates how we can start building up an event-driven solution using Chronicle Wire and Chronicle Queue by looking at a very simple example which demonstrates how we can construct a Java method call. Nice tutorial!

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Tags event-driven web-development app-development messaging java software-architecture