[][src]Crate qrpc_sdk

A toolkit for writing clients on the qrpc message bus. This bus is the backbone of the qaul.net service ecosystem. With it you can create applications (services) that interact with libqaul, and other services on the same message broker.

These crate docs describe the API and basic usage. For an overview of the core concepts of this ecosystem, consult the contributors manual.

Additionally, you can access documentation of the internal utilities by passing "--features internals" to your cargo invocation. These components are exposed via the API either way, but only documented on demand to not clutter the main documentation.

Using this sdk

In order to interact with a running qrpc-broker instance your service needs to register itself and it's capabilities.

First your service needs a place to save some state, composing different parts of this sdk together to create an app. You create a Service and RpcSocket and connect to the rpc-broker socket. First you will have to call register(...) on the Service, before any messages can be relayed to you.

use qrpc_sdk::{Service, RpcSocket, default_socket_path};

let serv = Service::new("com.example.myapp", 1, "A simple app");
let sockt = RpcSocket::new(default_socket_path())?;
println!("Service registered! Hash ID: {}", serv.hash_id().unwrap());

Include the client-lib of the component you want to connect to, and call establish_connection(), privded by ServiceConnector. This will establish a connection with the service to verify it's capability set. Your service will also have to implement this mechanism to be usable by other services on the RPC bus.

After that you can call functions on the public API type of the component. You can get a copy of it via your service handle: service.component("net.qaul.libqaul").

If you want to see a minimal example of the smallest functional service, see the ping crate.



A set of message builder utilities


RPC related error handling


An I/O abstraction module for the qrpc system


RPC message types used by the qrpc-sdk


qrpc message types



A qrpc connection wrapper


A service representation on the qrpc system



An external service that can be connected to



Get the location the qrpc socket should be by default