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From "Sergey Beryozkin (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CXF-6833) support RxJava Observable<T> in return values as a more composeable alternative to Future<T>
Date Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:24:13 GMT

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Sergey Beryozkin commented on CXF-6833:
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This has been just merged into the 2.1 master:

https://github.com/jax-rs/api/pull/1/files



> support RxJava Observable<T> in return values as a more composeable alternative
to Future<T>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CXF-6833
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CXF-6833
>             Project: CXF
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: JAX-RS
>            Reporter: james strachan
>             Fix For: 3.2.0
>
>
> when invoking multiple REST services concurrently in a microservice kinda world it can
be really helpful to use RxJava's Observable<T> so that you can easily compose concurrent
asynchronous requests together.
> e.g. see this blog:
> http://joluet.github.io/blog/2014/07/07/rxjava-retrofit/
> Its basically about using RxJava's Observable<T> as the result type; which is a
little like a Future<T> but can handle streams of values and is composable.
> It would be great to do this both on the client and server side; as a server may invoke
multiple asynchronous back ends and return a composition of results etc.
> e.g.
> {code}
> @GET("/session.json")
> Observable<LoginResponse> login();
> @GET("/user.json")
> Observable<UserState> getUserState();
> {code}
> you can then use the Observable<T> composition methods to join / flatMap  to compose
multiple requests across different microservice invocations together with timeouts etc e.g.
to compose the latest from 2 calls:
> {code}
> Observable.combineLatest(api.fetchUserProfile(), api.getUserState(),
> (user, userStatus) -> new Pair<>(user, userStatus));
> {code}
> and you're done! There's support for timeouts and other kinds of composition mechanisms
too.



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