websockets-rpc

Simple streaming RPC mechanism using WebSockets https://github.com/athanclark/websockets-rpc#readme

Version on this page:0.0.2
LTS Haskell 11.22:0.6.0
Stackage Nightly 2018-03-12:0.6.0
Latest on Hackage:0.7.0

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BSD3 licensed by Athan Clark
Maintained by athan.clark@gmail.com

Module documentation for 0.0.2

websockets-rpc

A simple message-based streaming RPC mechanism built using WebSockets

Usage

The idea is pretty simple:

  • A client initiates the RPC call to a server with a Subscription
  • the client may send additional data at any time with Supply, who can also cancel the RPC call
  • the server may respond incrementally with Reply
  • the server finishes the RPC call with a Complete
client                                                         server
    ------------------------subscribe--------------------------->
    - - - - - - - - - - - - -supply - - - - - - - - - - - - - - >
    < - - - - - - - - - - - -reply- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    <-----------------------complete-----------------------------

if the supply and reply parts were ommitted, it would be identical to a traditional RPC mechanism.

Example

import Network.WebSockets.RPC
import Data.Aeson

-- subscriptions from client to server
data MySubDSL = Foo
  deriving (FromJSON, ToJSON) -- you should figure this part out :)

-- supplies from client to server
data MySupDSL = Bar
  deriving (FromJSON, ToJSON)

-- replies from server to client
data MyRepDSL = Baz
  deriving (FromJSON, ToJSON)

-- onCompletes from server to client
data MyComDSL = Qux
  deriving (FromJSON, ToJSON)

Server:

{-# LANGUAGE NamedFieldPuns, ScopedTypeVariables #-}


myServer :: (MonadIO m, MonadThrow m) => ServerAppT (WebSocketServerRPCT MySubDSL MySupDSL m)
myServer = rpcServer $ \RPCServerParams{reply,complete} eSubSup -> case eSubSup of
  Left Foo -> do
    forM_ [1..5] $ \_ -> do
      liftIO $ threadDelay 1000000
      reply Baz
    complete Qux
  Right Bar -> reply Baz

Client:

{-# LANGUAGE NamedFieldPuns #-}


myClient :: (MonadIO m, MonadThrow m) => ClientAppT (WebSocketClientRPCT MyRepDSL MyComDSL m) ()
myClient = rpcClient $ \dispatch ->
  -- only going to make one RPC call for this example
  dispatch RPCClient
    { subscription = Foo
    , onReply = \RPCClientParams{supply,cancel} Baz -> do
        liftIO $ threadDelay 1000000
        supply Bar
        (q :: Bool) <- liftIO getRandom
        if q then cancel else pure ()
    , onComplete = \Qux -> liftIO $ putStrLn "finished"
    }

the threadDelay calls are just to exemplify the asynchronisity of the system, nothing to do with avoiding race conditions >.>

To turn the ServerAppT and ClientAppT into natural WebSockets types, use the morphisms from Wai-Transformers.

Contributing

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