Quarkus - Using JMS

This guide demonstrates how your Quarkus application can use JMS messaging via the Apache Qpid JMS AMQP client, or alternatively the Apache ActiveMQ Artemis JMS client.

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Prerequisites

To complete this guide, you need:

  • less than 15 minutes

  • an IDE

  • JDK 1.8+ installed with JAVA_HOME configured appropriately

  • Apache Maven 3.6.2+

  • A running Artemis server, or Docker to start one

  • GraalVM, or Docker, installed if you want to run in native mode.

Architecture

In this guide, we are going to generate (random) prices in one component. These prices are written to a queue (prices) using a JMS client. Another component reads from the prices queue and stores the latest price. The data can be fetched from a browser using a fetch button from a JAX-RS resource.

The guide can be used either via the Apache Qpid JMS AMQP client as detailed immediately below, or alternatively with the Apache ActiveMQ Artemis JMS client given some different configuration as detailed later.

Qpid JMS - AMQP

In the detailed steps below we will use the Apache Qpid JMS client via the Quarkus Qpid JMS extension. Qpid JMS uses the AMQP 1.0 ISO standard as its wire protocol, allowing it to be used with a variety of AMQP 1.0 servers and services such as ActiveMQ Artemis, ActiveMQ 5, Qpid Broker-J, Qpid Dispatch router, Azure Service Bus, and more.

Solution

We recommend that you follow the instructions in the next sections and create the application step by step. However, you can go right to the completed example.

Clone the Git repository: git clone https://github.com/amqphub/quarkus-qpid-jms-quickstart.git, or download an archive.

Creating the Maven Project

First, we need a new project. Create a new project with the following command:

mvn io.quarkus:quarkus-maven-plugin:1.6.0.Final:create \
    -DprojectGroupId=org.acme \
    -DprojectArtifactId=jms-quickstart \
    -Dextensions="qpid-jms"
cd jms-quickstart

This command generates a Maven project, with its pom.xml importing the quarkus-qpid-jms extension:

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.amqphub.quarkus</groupId>
    <artifactId>quarkus-qpid-jms</artifactId>
</dependency>

Starting the broker

Then, we need an AMQP broker. In this case we will use an ActiveMQ Artemis server. You can follow the instructions from the Apache Artemis web site or start a broker via docker:

docker run -it --rm -p 8161:8161 -p 61616:61616 -p 5672:5672 -e ARTEMIS_USERNAME=quarkus -e ARTEMIS_PASSWORD=quarkus vromero/activemq-artemis:2.11.0-alpine

The price producer

Create the src/main/java/org/acme/jms/PriceProducer.java file, with the following content:

package org.acme.jms;

import java.util.Random;
import java.util.concurrent.Executors;
import java.util.concurrent.ScheduledExecutorService;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;

import javax.enterprise.context.ApplicationScoped;
import javax.enterprise.event.Observes;
import javax.inject.Inject;
import javax.jms.ConnectionFactory;
import javax.jms.JMSContext;
import javax.jms.Session;

import io.quarkus.runtime.ShutdownEvent;
import io.quarkus.runtime.StartupEvent;

/**
 * A bean producing random prices every 5 seconds and sending them to the prices JMS queue.
 */
@ApplicationScoped
public class PriceProducer implements Runnable {

    @Inject
    ConnectionFactory connectionFactory;

    private final Random random = new Random();
    private final ScheduledExecutorService scheduler = Executors.newSingleThreadScheduledExecutor();

    void onStart(@Observes StartupEvent ev) {
        scheduler.scheduleWithFixedDelay(this, 0L, 5L, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
    }

    void onStop(@Observes ShutdownEvent ev) {
        scheduler.shutdown();
    }

    @Override
    public void run() {
        try (JMSContext context = connectionFactory.createContext(Session.AUTO_ACKNOWLEDGE)) {
            context.createProducer().send(context.createQueue("prices"), Integer.toString(random.nextInt(100)));
        }
    }
}

The price consumer

The price consumer reads the prices from JMS, and stores the last one. Create the src/main/java/org/acme/jms/PriceConsumer.java file with the following content:

package org.acme.jms;

import java.util.concurrent.ExecutorService;
import java.util.concurrent.Executors;

import javax.enterprise.context.ApplicationScoped;
import javax.enterprise.event.Observes;
import javax.inject.Inject;
import javax.jms.ConnectionFactory;
import javax.jms.JMSConsumer;
import javax.jms.JMSContext;
import javax.jms.JMSException;
import javax.jms.Message;
import javax.jms.Session;

import io.quarkus.runtime.ShutdownEvent;
import io.quarkus.runtime.StartupEvent;

/**
 * A bean consuming prices from the JMS queue.
 */
@ApplicationScoped
public class PriceConsumer implements Runnable {

    @Inject
    ConnectionFactory connectionFactory;

    private final ExecutorService scheduler = Executors.newSingleThreadExecutor();

    private volatile String lastPrice;

    public String getLastPrice() {
        return lastPrice;
    }

    void onStart(@Observes StartupEvent ev) {
        scheduler.submit(this);
    }

    void onStop(@Observes ShutdownEvent ev) {
        scheduler.shutdown();
    }

    @Override
    public void run() {
        try (JMSContext context = connectionFactory.createContext(Session.AUTO_ACKNOWLEDGE)) {
            JMSConsumer consumer = context.createConsumer(context.createQueue("prices"));
            while (true) {
                Message message = consumer.receive();
                if (message == null) return;
                lastPrice = message.getBody(String.class);
            }
        } catch (JMSException e) {
            throw new RuntimeException(e);
        }
    }
}

The price resource

Finally, let’s create a simple JAX-RS resource to show the last price. Create the src/main/java/org/acme/jms/PriceResource.java file with the following content:

package org.acme.jms;

import javax.inject.Inject;
import javax.ws.rs.GET;
import javax.ws.rs.Path;
import javax.ws.rs.Produces;
import javax.ws.rs.core.MediaType;

/**
 * A simple resource showing the last price.
 */
@Path("/prices")
public class PriceResource {

    @Inject
    PriceConsumer consumer;

    @GET
    @Path("last")
    @Produces(MediaType.TEXT_PLAIN)
    public String last() {
        return consumer.getLastPrice();
    }
}

The HTML page

Final touch, the HTML page reading the converted prices using SSE.

Create the src/main/resources/META-INF/resources/prices.html file, with the following content:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Prices</title>

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"
          href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/patternfly/3.24.0/css/patternfly.min.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"
          href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/patternfly/3.24.0/css/patternfly-additions.min.css">
</head>
<body>
<div class="container">

    <h2>Last price</h2>
    <div class="row">
    <p class="col-md-12"><button id="fetch">Fetch</button>The last price is <strong><span id="content">N/A</span>&nbsp;&euro;</strong>.</p>
    </div>
</div>
</body>
<script>
    document.getElementById("fetch").addEventListener("click", function() {
        fetch("/prices/last").then(function (response) {
            response.text().then(function (text) {
                document.getElementById("content").textContent = text;
            })
        })
    })
</script>
</html>

Nothing spectacular here. On each fetch, it updates the page.

Configure the Qpid JMS properties

We need to configure the Qpid JMS properties used by the extension when injecting the ConnectionFactory.

This is done in the src/main/resources/application.properties file.

# Configures the Qpid JMS properties.
quarkus.qpid-jms.url=amqp://localhost:5672
quarkus.qpid-jms.username=quarkus
quarkus.qpid-jms.password=quarkus

More detail about the configuration are available in the Quarkus Qpid JMS documentation.

Get it running

If you followed the instructions, you should have the Artemis server running. Then, you just need to run the application using:

./mvnw compile quarkus:dev

Open http://localhost:8080/prices.html in your browser.

Running Native

You can build the native executable with:

./mvnw package -Pnative

Or, if you don’t have GraalVM installed, you can instead use Docker to build the native executable using:

./mvnw package -Pnative -Dquarkus.native.container-build=true

and then run with:

./target/jms-quickstart-1.0-SNAPSHOT-runner

Open http://localhost:8080/prices.html in your browser.


Artemis JMS

The above steps detailed using the Qpid JMS AMQP client, however the guide can also be used with the Artemis JMS client. Many of the individual steps are exactly as previously detailed above for Qpid JMS. The individual component code is the same. The only differences are in the dependency for the initial project creation, and the configuration properties used. These changes are detailed below and should be substituted for the equivalent step during the sequence above.

Solution

You can go can go right to the completed example.

Clone the Git repository: git clone https://github.com/quarkusio/quarkus-quickstarts.git, or download an archive.

The Artemis JMS solution is located in the jms-quickstart directory.

Creating the Maven Project

Create a new project with the following command:

mvn io.quarkus:quarkus-maven-plugin:1.6.0.Final:create \
    -DprojectGroupId=org.acme \
    -DprojectArtifactId=jms-quickstart \
    -Dextensions="artemis-jms"
cd jms-quickstart

This creates a Maven project, with its pom.xml importing the quarkus-artemis-jms extension:

<dependency>
  <groupId>io.quarkus</groupId>
  <artifactId>quarkus-artemis-jms</artifactId>
</dependency>

With the project created, you can resume from Starting the broker in the detailed steps above and proceed until configuring the application.properties file, when you should use the Artemis configuration below instead.

Configure the Artemis properties

We need to configure the Artemis connection properties. This is done in the src/main/resources/application.properties file.

# Configures the Artemis properties.
quarkus.artemis.url=tcp://localhost:61616
quarkus.artemis.username=quarkus
quarkus.artemis.password=quarkus

With the Artemis properties configured, you can resume the steps above from Get it running.

Configuration Reference