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Undertow.js 1.0.1.Final has been released

Undertow.js 1.0.1.Final has been released. This allows you to integrate JavaScript and Java EE in your applications. There have been some notable changes since I first wrote about this.

Websocket Support

It is now possible to use WebSockets with Undertow.js. You can declare a websocket handler with the websocket method, which takes a path and a connection handler. The connection handler gets passed the connection object, which can be used to send messages, and can respond to messages by setting the onText, onBinary and onClose functions.

Binary messages are send and received using the JavaScript ArrayBuffer object.

    .websocket("/websocket1", ['cdi:myBean', function (myBean, connection) {
        connection.onText = function(message) {
            return "echo-" + message;
        connection.onBinary = function(message) {
            return message;
        connection.onClose = function (message) {
            print(message.reason + " " + message.code);

Declarative Security

Declarative security allows you to specify the roles that are allowed to use a certain handler. This uses standard Servlet authentication, so if a user is not authenticated then the container will attempt to authenticate them using whatever authentication mechanism is defined in web.xml. The special role '**' means any authenticated user.

To use this we simply need to add a roles_allowed list to a handlers options map:

        {roles_allowed: ['admin', 'user'], headers: {"content-type": "application/json"}},
        [function ($exchange) {
            return {message: 'Hello World'};

Transaction Support

It is now possible to mark a handler as transactional, which means that a new transaction will be started when the method is invoked. If the method completes without an exception the transaction will be commited, otherwise it will be rolled back. To use this add transactional: true to the methods options map:

        {transactional: true, headers: {"content-type": "application/json"}},
        [function ($exchange) {
            return {message: 'Hello World'};

Option map defaults

It is now possible to set defaults that will be applied to every that is declared after the option is set (i.e. setting a default will not affect any previously declared handlers, only new handlers). This can be used to set transaction or security defaults for all methods, or set a default set of response headers. It is possible to override the defaults by explicitly specifying the option in the options map.

The handler below will behave the same as the transactional one above, however the defaults will be applied to any other handlers declared after the setDefault call:

    .setDefault('transactional', true)
    .setDefault('headers' {"content-type": "application/json"})
        [function ($exchange) {
            return {message: 'Hello World'};

Freemarker support

As well as Mustache.js we now support Freemarker as a template engine. To use Freemarker as the template engine set template_type: 'freemarker' in the methods options map. If all your templates are Freemarker templates you can use setDefault('template_type', 'freemarker').

Going forward

We would welcome any feedback or suggestions. If you want to contribute, or have any comments head to

WildFly 8 Webinar Recording

A few days ago, Brian Stansberry, Stuart Douglas and I presented a webinar on all of the major WildFly 8 features.

This video covers a number of topics including:

  • Java EE7

    • JSONP

    • Batch Processing

    • EE Concurrency

    • Productivity & Portability Improvements

  • Undertow

    • Performance

    • Servlet 3.1

    • Web Sockets

    • Non-blocking Handlers

    • HTTP Upgrade

    • Reverse Proxy

  • Management Role Based Access Control

    • Roles

    • Auditing

    • Privileges

    • Constraints

We also had some great questions at the end.

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