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From Aaron Lindsey <alind...@pivotal.io>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Add a public API to add endpoints to Geode's HTTP server
Date Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:59:45 GMT
Would it be practical to remove the dependency on Jetty from the
HttpService interface? I admit that I don't know a lot about this area of
the code, but I noticed that the current HttpService public interface
doesn't have any dependencies on Jetty (except the getHttpService() method,
which would be changed by this proposal). It seems desirable to decouple
the interface from the underlying web server in case we need to change it
later.

I like this proposal's intent and think it's an important area of work,
because any Geode user who wants to add a custom HTTP endpoint currently
has to rely on unstable internal APIs.

- Aaron


On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 1:34 PM Dale Emery <demery@pivotal.io> wrote:

> I’ve drafted a proposal to add a public API to add endpoints to Geode’s
> HTTP server.
>
>
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/GEODE/%5BDraft%5D+Public+API+to+Add+Endpoints+to+Geode+HTTP+Server
> <
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/GEODE/[Draft]+Public+API+to+Add+Endpoints+to+Geode+HTTP+Server
> <https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/GEODE/%5BDraft%5D+Public+API+to+Add+Endpoints+to+Geode+HTTP+Server>
> >
>
> Currently it is possible to serve additional HTTP content only by creating
> a separate server or by using internal Geode APIs to add endpoints to the
> existing server.
>
> We would like to give users a public way to serve additional HTTP content.
> For example, a user may wish to use a PrometheusMeterRegistry to publish
> Geode’s Micrometer-based metrics via HTTP. Geode’s existing HTTP server
> would be a convenient way to publish that information.
>
> I invite your feedback and ideas.
>
> Dale
>
> —
> Dale Emery
> demery@pivotal.io
>
>

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