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Basic MDB with Scala, Sbt and JEE 6

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While I am an Akka fan, and a Typesafe follower, in this post I will continue presenting scala on the JEE 6 environment and introduce basic message driven beans (MDB ) using scala language.

As an example let’s take a simple MDB that will consome operation commands like add and substract and my be asked to replay by the result

I- Exchange API
sealed trait TOperation
case class Add(x:Int) extends  TOperation
case class Sub(x:Int) extends TOperation
case class Sum extends TOperation
case class Count(x:Int) extends TOperation
II- The listener

The object

object MDbListener {
  var count = 0
  val L = Logger.getLogger(classOf[MDbListener])


The class 
  mappedName = "jms/toMdb",
  activationConfig = Array(
    new ActivationConfigProperty(propertyName = "acknowledgeMode", propertyValue = "Auto-acknowledge"),
    new ActivationConfigProperty(propertyName = "destinationType", propertyValue = "javax.jms.Queue")))
class MDbListener extends MessageListener {

  import MDbListener._

  override def onMessage(message: Message) {
    L.debug("Message Received")

    message match {
      case o: ObjectMessage => {
          try {
            val obj = o.getObject()
            obj match {
              case action: TOperation => handle(action)
              case _ => L.warn("Unkownen msg")
          } catch {
            case ex: Exception => L.error(">>> Exception", ex)

      case _ => L.warn("unknown msg")

  def handle(op: TOperation ) = op match {/* TODO */

Nothing special here but be careful to not forget adding messageListenerInterface=classOf[MessageListener] on MessageDriven annotation.  This is because of ScalaObject super class and that’s all for the listener.

III- The sender

The handle method will do mathematical operations and can be requested to send the sum to another JMS Queue.

def handle(op: TOperation ) = op match {
    case   Add(x) => count +=x
    case   Sub(x) => count -=x
    case   s:Sum =>  sendJMSMessageToTt( Count (count))
    case   c:Count => L.warn ("Wrong message destination!")

Very easy with pattern matching!

The sendJmsMessageToIt method can be done like the following


 @Resource(mappedName = "jms/Rep")
  var  queue :Queue=_
  @Resource(mappedName = "jms/RepFactory")
  var  factory:ConnectionFactory=_

  private [ws ] def sendJMSMessageToTt( messageData:Count)  {
    def  createJMSMessageForjmsTt( session:Session,  messageData:Count):Message={
      val om = session.createObjectMessage()

    def tryWith[A<%{ def close()}](ac :A)(f: A=> Unit)
      try {f} finally { ac.close }

      connection => tryWith(connection.createSession(false, Session.AUTO_ACKNOWLEDGE)) {
        	session =>  tryWith( session createProducer queue ){
          		messageProducer => messageProducer.send(createJMSMessageForjmsTt(session, messageData))

Here we used an old trick to manage resources : http://ouertani.com/2010/12/scala-try-with-resources/

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