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Reactive Design Patterns - Spring Boot Messaging

Joanna Kosinska
Wang Tiven August 31, 2017
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We use Spring Boot and Spring JMS to build the messaging application.

How to setup a Spring Boot application, please refer to Spring Boot on series Try Cloud Foundry.



Add the dependencies:



You can see the dependency tree using mvn dependency:tree:

[INFO] wang.tiven.reactivex:messaging-jms:jar:0.1.0
[INFO] +- org.springframework.boot:spring-boot-starter-activemq:jar:1.5.6.RELEASE:compile
[INFO] |  +- org.springframework.boot:spring-boot-starter:jar:1.5.6.RELEASE:compile
[INFO] |  |  +- org.springframework.boot:spring-boot:jar:1.5.6.RELEASE:compile
[INFO] |  |  +- org.springframework.boot:spring-boot-autoconfigure:jar:1.5.6.RELEASE:compile
[INFO] |  |  +- org.springframework.boot:spring-boot-starter-logging:jar:1.5.6.RELEASE:compile
[INFO] |  |  |  +- ch.qos.logback:logback-classic:jar:1.1.11:compile
[INFO] |  |  |  |  \- ch.qos.logback:logback-core:jar:1.1.11:compile
[INFO] |  |  |  +- org.slf4j:jcl-over-slf4j:jar:1.7.25:compile
[INFO] |  |  |  +- org.slf4j:jul-to-slf4j:jar:1.7.25:compile
[INFO] |  |  |  \- org.slf4j:log4j-over-slf4j:jar:1.7.25:compile
[INFO] |  |  +- org.springframework:spring-core:jar:4.3.10.RELEASE:compile
[INFO] |  |  \- org.yaml:snakeyaml:jar:1.17:runtime
[INFO] |  \- org.springframework:spring-jms:jar:4.3.10.RELEASE:compile
[INFO] |     +- org.springframework:spring-aop:jar:4.3.10.RELEASE:compile
[INFO] |     +- org.springframework:spring-beans:jar:4.3.10.RELEASE:compile
[INFO] |     +- org.springframework:spring-context:jar:4.3.10.RELEASE:compile
[INFO] |     |  \- org.springframework:spring-expression:jar:4.3.10.RELEASE:compile
[INFO] |     +- org.springframework:spring-messaging:jar:4.3.10.RELEASE:compile
[INFO] |     \- org.springframework:spring-tx:jar:4.3.10.RELEASE:compile
[INFO] +- org.apache.activemq:activemq-broker:jar:5.14.5:compile
[INFO] |  +- org.apache.activemq:activemq-client:jar:5.14.5:compile
[INFO] |  |  +- org.slf4j:slf4j-api:jar:1.7.25:compile
[INFO] |  |  +- org.apache.geronimo.specs:geronimo-jms_1.1_spec:jar:1.1.1:compile
[INFO] |  |  +- org.fusesource.hawtbuf:hawtbuf:jar:1.11:compile
[INFO] |  |  \- org.apache.geronimo.specs:geronimo-j2ee-management_1.1_spec:jar:1.0.1:compile
[INFO] |  \- org.apache.activemq:activemq-openwire-legacy:jar:5.14.5:compile
[INFO] \- com.fasterxml.jackson.core:jackson-databind:jar:2.8.9:compile
[INFO]    +- com.fasterxml.jackson.core:jackson-annotations:jar:2.8.0:compile
[INFO]    \- com.fasterxml.jackson.core:jackson-core:jar:2.8.9:compile

Create a message receiver

Marked the class as a Spring @Component, and marked the method who will receive the message as a @JmsListener:

import org.springframework.jms.annotation.JmsListener;
import org.springframework.stereotype.Component;

public class Receiver {

    @JmsListener(destination = "mailbox", containerFactory = "myFactory")
    public void receiveMessage(Email email) {
        System.out.println("Received <" + email + ">");


Config JMS with Spring Boot

@EnableJms triggers the discovery of methods annotated with @JmsListener, creating the message listener container under the covers.

Use the Spring Boot default bean classes for JMS JmsListenerContainerFactory and MessageConverter configurations.

public class Application {

  public JmsListenerContainerFactory<?> myFactory(ConnectionFactory connectionFactory,
                                                  DefaultJmsListenerContainerFactoryConfigurer configurer) {
    DefaultJmsListenerContainerFactory factory = new DefaultJmsListenerContainerFactory();
    // This provides all boot's default to this factory, including the message converter
    configurer.configure(factory, connectionFactory);
    // You could still override some of Boot's default if necessary.
    return factory;

  @Bean // Serialize message content to json using TextMessage
  public MessageConverter jacksonJmsMessageConverter() {
    MappingJackson2MessageConverter converter = new MappingJackson2MessageConverter();
    return converter;

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    // Launch the application
    ConfigurableApplicationContext context = SpringApplication.run(Application.class, args);

    JmsTemplate jmsTemplate = context.getBean(JmsTemplate.class);

    // Send a message with a POJO - the template reuse the message converter
    System.out.println("Sending an email message.");
    jmsTemplate.convertAndSend("mailbox", new Email("info@example.com", "Hello"));

Startup the applicaiton by mvn spring-boot:run will see in console:

Sending an email message.
Received <Email{to=info@example.com, body=Hello}>

Get the whole project source codes from Github

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