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payment-cdi-event: Use CDI Events to Process Debit and Credit Operations

  • Author: Elvadas Nono
  • Contributors: Sande Gilda, Pete Muir , nelvadas
  • Published: Mar 04, 2015
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technologies:CDI, JSF
  • Target Product:JBoss EAP

What is it?

The payment-cdi-event quickstart demonstrates how to use CDI 1.0 Events in Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.

The JSF front-end client allows you to create both credit and debit operation events.

To test this quickstart, enter an amount, choose either a Credit or Debit operation, and then click on Pay to create the event.

A Session scoped (@SessionScoped) payment event handler catches the operation and produces (@Produces) a named list of all operations performed during this session. The event is logged in the JBoss console and the event list is displayed in a table at the bottom of the form.

The payment-cdi-event quickstart defines the following classes:

  • PaymentBean:
    • A session scoped bean that stores the payment form information:
      • payment amount
      • operation type: debit or credit
    • It contains the following utilities methods:
      • public String pay(): Process the operation when the user clicks on submit. We have only one JSP page, so the method does not return anything and the flow of control doesn't change.
      • public void reset(): Clear the payment form data.
  • PaymentEvent: We have only one Event. It handles both credit and debit operations. Qualifiers help us to make the difference at injection point.
  • PaymentTypeEnum: A typesafe enum is used to represent the operation payment type. It contains utility methods to convert between String and Enum.
  • The qualifiers package contains the Credit and Debit classes. The annotation determines the operation of injecting Event.
  • The handler package containss Interfaces and implementations of PaymentEvent Observers.
    • ICreditEventObserver: Interface to listen to CREDIT Event Only (@Observes @Credit).
    • IDebitEventObserver: Interface to listen to DEBIT Event (@Observes @Debit).
  • PaymentHandler:
    • The concrete implementation of the payment handler, it implements both IcreditEventObserver and IDebitEventObserver.
    • The payment handler exposes the list of events caught during a session ( @Named name=payments).

System requirements

The application this project produces is designed to be run on Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.1 or later.

All you need to build this project is Java 6.0 (Java SDK 1.6) or later, Maven 3.0 or later.

Configure Maven

If you have not yet done so, you must Configure Maven before testing the quickstarts.


In the following instructions, replace EAP_HOME with the actual path to your JBoss EAP 6 installation. The installation path is described in detail here: Use of EAP_HOME and JBOSS_HOME Variables.

Start the JBoss EAP Server

  1. Open a command prompt and navigate to the root of the JBoss EAP directory.
  2. The following shows the command line to start the server:

     For Linux:   EAP_HOME/bin/
     For Windows: EAP_HOME\bin\standalone.bat

Build and Deploy the Quickstart

NOTE: The following build command assumes you have configured your Maven user settings. If you have not, you must include Maven setting arguments on the command line. See Build and Deploy the Quickstarts for complete instructions and additional options.

  1. Make sure you have started the JBoss EAP server as described above.
  2. Open a command prompt and navigate to the root directory of this quickstart.
  3. Type this command to build and deploy the archive:

     mvn clean install jboss-as:deploy
  4. This will deploy target/jboss-payment-cdi-event.war to the running instance of the server.

Access the application

The application will be running at the following URL: http://localhost:8080/jboss-payment-cdi-event/.

Undeploy the Archive

  1. Make sure you have started the JBoss EAP server as described above.
  2. Open a command prompt and navigate to the root directory of this quickstart.
  3. When you are finished testing, type this command to undeploy the archive:

     mvn jboss-as:undeploy

Run the Quickstart in Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio or Eclipse

You can also start the server and deploy the quickstarts or run the Arquillian tests from Eclipse using JBoss tools. For general information about how to import a quickstart, add a JBoss EAP server, and build and deploy a quickstart, see Use JBoss Developer Studio or Eclipse to Run the Quickstarts

Debug the Application

If you want to debug the source code of any library in the project, run the following command to pull the source into your local repository. The IDE should then detect it.

    mvn dependency:sources

Recent Changelog

  • Mar 4, 2015(Sande Gilda):Bz1198744 Update README JBDS instructions to be more clear
  • Feb 3, 2015(Sande Gilda):Update the quickstart README files to point to the new shared EAP_HOME and Build and Deploy instructions
  • Jan 22, 2015(Sande Gilda):Bz1185085 Update README files to use full product name for JBDS
  • Dec 18, 2014(Sande Gilda):Bz1092026 Update README Target Product metadata value remove Product Versions metadata and make sure the full product name is near the top of the files
  • Nov 12, 2014(Sande Gilda):Bz1163165 Try to make technologies metadata more consistent
  • Nov 6, 2014(Sande Gilda):Bz1160776 prepare for google search and fix typos
  • Oct 30, 2014(Sande Gilda):Bz1158059 Replace instances of JDBS with JBDS in README and links
  • Sep 30, 2014(Sande Gilda):Bz1144471 Remove Javadocs instructions as the requirement for Javadoc availability was dropped
  • Sep 24, 2014(Sande Gilda):Bz1146050 Add EAP 6.4 to the product version
  • Sep 24, 2014(Sande Gilda):Bz1146025 Fix issues with bean validation custom constraints README file. Also updated all README JDBS sections
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