Boot Module

Boot module enables booting complex applications and services according to their dependencies in intelligent way.

You can add Boot module to your project by inserting dependency in pom.xml:

  • Configuration: easy-to-use and flexible configs managing
  • Service Graph: services manager to efficiently start/stop services, with respect to their dependencies
  • Worker Pool: simply create worker pools for your applications and set the amount of workers
  • Guice integration: extension of Google Guice Dependency Injection framework to simplify work with service graph
  • Launcher: utility to facilitate app launching using configs, service graph and Guice

The main component is a ServiceGraphModule which builds dependency graph based on Guice’s object graph. It is used to start or stop services concurrently, according to their dependencies.

  • Although Guice is used here as a dependency injector tool, it is not the main component of the module and can be replaced with another tool.
  • ConfigModule helps to configure services in a simple way. There is a rich set of config converters that can be used to set up your application.
  • WorkerPoolModule introduces a worker pool, which is a container for other services. It is an easy way to utilize all of available cores by running a worker Eventloop on each core.
  • JmxModule provides tools to monitor a component’s lifecycle via JmxAttributes or even interfere with it by the means of JmxOperations.
  • TriggersModule adds ability to place certain triggers on a module that will work as soon as some condition fulfills. These triggers can be monitored via JMX.
  • Boot module introduces a concept of a Launcher, which can be seen as a basic application. It uses ServiceGraph to properly boot all provided dependencies.

You can explore Boot examples here

This module on GitHub repository