- Push notification from server to Browser
- Bidirectional communication between browsers
- Bidirectional communication between browsers and a backend
- Interoperability between different message-oriented middleware products
araldo is a central server component that provides an arbitrary amount of endpoints to which clients may connect, or which connect to other servers.
araldo uses the concept of routes for setting up communication. Rather than relying on clients subscribing/publishing to/from particular channels, the channel setup and routing between endpoints is done inside araldo.
araldo uses gevent, a corouting-based networking library. gevent uses green threads (greenlets) and asynchronous IO. Therefore, the araldo server is single-threaded with respect to native threads, but highly concurrent with respect to green threads.
araldo consists of a core that is run as a server process, and several plugins. Available plugins are loaded automatically. Out of the box, araldo provides a WebSocket server that allows multiple clients to communicate with each other via routes.
Currently the following plugins are available:
|araldo-redis||Communication via Redis PubSub||http://bitbucket.org/ganymed/araldo-redis|
|araldo-websocket||Communication with an HTML5 WebSocket server||http://bitbucket.org/ganymed/araldo-websocket|
araldo uses the Python entry-point mechanism for plugin discovery.
To install araldo along with some plugins, type:
pip install araldo
The configuration file in YAML format mainly contains
- global settings
- plugin instances, with plugin-specific settings
- routes (connections between endpoints)
The standard configuration file is araldo.yaml in the current directory.
|server-port||int||TCP port of web (WebSocket) server|
|log-level||str||One of debug, info, warning, error, fatal. Verbosity of logging|
Plugins are configured under the toplevel configuration key plugins.
|name||str||Unique name for the plugin instance|
|id||str||Identifier for the plugin type|
Routes map messages from an inbound source to multiple outbound endpoints. Routing is configured under the toplevel configuration key routes. Each route consists of a key that references a name of an endpoint. The value is a list of names referencing other endpoints.
global: server-port: 54321 log-level: debug plugins: araldo.marshalling: - name: marshal-json id: marshal-json araldo.endpoints.endpoint: - name: mock_1 id: endpoint-mock channel: channel_1 - name: redis_2 id: endpoint-mock channel: channel_2 - name: redis_3 id: endpoint-mock channel: channel_3 routes: redis_1: - redis_2 - redis_3