Introducing jpoxy, the simple json-rpc implementation for Java


werx-jsonrpc has been renamed to jpoxy (hosted on Google Code). But the project name isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Based on some excellent feedback I’ve made the following changes:

  • The project is now thread-safe. I’ve removed request and response as global objects and, instead, made sure they get passed along the request chain.
  • This means the events for request and response have been taken out (which, I’ve been informed, I didn’t make a big enough deal about last time). The only event that you will get now is the init complete event which will provide your application a copy of the servlet configuration.
  • You can still access the request object (and, subsequently, the session object) by accepting a single HashMap parameter in your method.
  • A new annotation has been added, @Jpoxy(enabled = false), which allows you to tell the framework not to expose a method if it is public. This means you can mark all your internal event listener code so they aren’t exposed to the public.
  • You can now expose methods which accept a complex Java object. This means you can expose a method which accepts, say, a User object and the framework will use Jackson to marshal the parameters you provide into that object.

We also now have a Google group! So if you have any questions or comments we would love to hear from you.

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