Friday, February 29, 2008

Spring Integration

The new family member, Spring Integration, allows us to use the famous Enterprise Integration Patterns inside our application, without getting away from the Spring programming model.

With a simple configuration like this one, we could read files from a folder and process them:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<beans:beans xmlns:beans=""

<channel id="fileInputChannel" />

<context:component-scan base-package="" />

<file-source directory="/Users/wallsc/sucker"
poll-period="1000" channel="fileInputChannel"/>
import org.apache.log4j.Logger;
import org.springframework.integration.annotation.Handler;
import org.springframework.integration.annotation.MessageEndpoint;

@MessageEndpoint(input = "fileInputChannel")
public class FileSucker {
private static final Logger LOGGER = Logger.getLogger(FileSucker.class);

public void suckAFile(String fileContents) {

But not all ends here. The input messages (the files in the previous example) could be routed to other end points: another file, JMS queues, webservices or any system with adapters.
In the same way, the input messages could come from several sources.

The previous example was kindly copied from Spring Integration: Meet the channel adapters. In the same blog, from Craig Walls we could found more information and example code.