How to implement an asynchronous backend

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How to implement an asynchronous backend

Tulipe Hadrien

Hi all,


I have trouble finding a way to solve the following problem with 52n’s WPS. Maybe someone can help me.


I have a business logic service which exposes its own, non-standard, API. I’d like to add a WPS layer over it to expose methods in a standard way. For that purpose I was thinking of overriding one of AbstractAlgorithm classes for each of my service method. My issue is that my service (which would act as a backend) is asynchronous. Exactly, methods are called and a ping URL is directly returned. Once the process has finished, the ping URL will return an OK status, meanwhile it returns a PENDING status.


The problem is that the “” method returns the result directly. I saw in “LongRunningDummyTestClass” that “Thread.sleep” is used to wait for completion of long processes. Is that the recommended way of doing? My processes can take more than 2 days and I would not prefer maintaining a Java thread for so long.


Many thanks for your help.

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