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鸀鳿zhu yu

Typed, Functional Scala SQS Consumer and Composable Functional Effects

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val ZhuyuVersion = Latest version

libraryDependencies += "us.oyanglul" %% "zhuyu" % ZhuyuVersion

Get Started

You can quickly scaffold a zhuyu project by using jcouyang/zhuyu.g8

sbt new jcouyang/zhuyu.g8

Once you have the project, let us start form a simple example.

Before we dive into the example, there are some glossaries(types) you need to notice:

  1. Envelop[A]: model of message in SQS
  2. Job[A, Deps]: Job description for A, requires Deps
  3. Worker[A, Deps]: provided Deps and Job[A,Deps] exists, worker is able to work on the job.


Say we have a long work flow, each step is safe to retry(idempotent) without notice user Ideally we could put all tasks from the work flow into sqs to guarantee each of them will finish eventually.

Here is the work flow:

  1. Init Payment
  2. Debit Payment
  3. Notify User Payment Result
  4. Prepare Order

1 and 2 have to finish by sequence, but 3 and 4 can be done at the same time.

1. Define Events

sealed trait Event
case class InitPayment(id: Int) extends Event
case class DebitPayment(id: Int, cardnum: String) extends Event
case class NotifyPaymentResult(result: Int) extends Event
case class PrepareOrder(id: Int) extends Event

2. Create a Job

Let us start implement the tasks, or shall we call them Jobs

It is good to have nice convension so the implementation will be much more predictable.

So we can simply prefix On i.e. OnInitPayment

import effects._
trait OnInitPayment {
  implicit val onInitPayment =
    new Job[InitPayment, HasSQS with HasDoobie] {             // <- (1)
      override def distribute(message: Envelop[InitPayment]) =
        for {
          cardnum <- Doobie(sql"select cardnum from credit_card where id = ${}".query[String].unique)
          _ <- message.spread[Event](DebitPayment(cardnum))   // <- (2)
        } yield ()
  1. create a Job to handle InitPayment event, which requires HasSQS and HasDoobie effects
  2. spread the Event of DebitPayment(cardnum), the spreaded event will be distributed by Job[DebitPayment, ?]
Implicit not found: send Message from us.oyanglul.zhuyu.models.InitPayment to us.oyanglul.zhuyu.models.InitPayment will cause cycle loop, please check the order of us.oyanglul.zhuyu.models.InitPayment and us.oyanglul.zhuyu.models.InitPayment in us.oyanglul.zhuyu.models.Event
[error]            _ <- spread[Event](DebitPayment(cardnum))

📝 that spread is typelevel safe from cycle loop, which means if you want to spread[Event](InitPayment) in Job[InitPayment, HasSQS] you have to define HasOrder type class HasOrder[Event] about order of InitPayment and DebitPayment.

object Event {
  type EventOrder =
    InitPayment :+:
      DebitPayment :+:
      NotifyPaymentResult :+:
      PrepareOrder :+: CNil
  implicit val orderedEvent: HasOrder.Aux[Event, EventOrder] =
    new HasOrder[Event] {
      type Order = EventOrder

spread event in wrong order will cause compile error(that to shapeless so we can do counting at typelevel)

3. Register OnInitPayment

Once implemented the new Job, register it in pacakge.scala so Worker knows where to look for jobs.

package object jobs
    extends OnInitPayment
    with OnDebitPayment
    with OnNotifyUser
    with OnPrepareOrder

4. Hire Workers

Now we have 4 jobs ready for pick up, where are our workers?

import jobs._
object impl extends HasSQS with HasHttp4s with HasS3 with HasDoobie {...}[Event, HasSQS with HasHttp4s with HasS3 with HasDoobie].run(impl)

everytime our Worker run:

  1. Worker will start polling Event from sqs
  2. find out what Job the Event belongs to
  3. work on the Job by instruction from Job.distribute method

Worker is type level safe as well, for any Event that the Worker cannot find correct Job, compile error will occur. Thus you never encounter runtime error for unprepared Job, all Event Worker work on will definitly have Job defined.

Create more Jobs

import effects._
trait OnDebitPayment {
  implicit val onDebitPayment =
    new Job[DebitPayment, HasSQS with HasHttp4s] {
      override def distribute(message: Envelop[DebitPayment]) =
        for {
          result <- Http4s(_.expect[Int](uri"${message.content.cardnum}")
          _ <- message.spread[Event](NotifyPaymentResult(result))
          _ <- message.spread[Event](PrepareOrder(
        } yield ()

Request Response Pattern Example

The previous example is 1 way message only, the requester put message in the queue never expect any response.

But there is some common use case of the request-response messaging pattern, where we can use AWS requester creates a temporary queue for receiving each response message1.

import effects._
trait OnDebitPayment {
  implicit val onDebitPayment =
    new Job[DebitPayment, HasSQS with HasHttp4s] {
      override def distribute(message: Envelop[DebitPayment]) =
        for {
          result <- Http4s(_.expect[Int](uri"${message.content.cardnum}")
+         _ <- message.respond(result)
          _ <- message.spread[Event](NotifyPaymentResult(result))
          _ <- message.spread[Event](PrepareOrder(
        } yield ()

Optional effect modules

There are few builtin effect implementations, you can also simply create your own effect. Just may sure your effect has type Kleisli[IO, HasSomething, A]

Http4s Client

libraryDependencies += "us.oyanglul" %% "zhuyu-effect-http4s" % ZhuyuVersion
// Kleisli[IO, HasHttp4s, Status]


libraryDependencies += "us.oyanglul" %% "zhuyu-effect-s3" % ZhuyuVersion
effects.S3(_.putObject("example-bucket", "filename", "content"))
// Kleisli[IO, HasS3, PutObjectResult]


libraryDependencies += "us.oyanglul" %% "zhuyu-effect-doobie" % ZhuyuVersion
effects.Doobie(sql"select 250".query[Int].unique)
// Kleisli[IO, HasDoobie, Int]

All these effects can be composed

val program = for {
 _ <- effects.Http4s(_.status(GET(uri"")))
 _ <- effects.S3(_.putObject("example-bucket", "filename", "content"))
 _ <- effects.Doobie(sql"select 250".query[Int].unique)
} yield()
// Kleisli[IO, HasHttp4s with HasS3 with HasDoobie, Unit]

to run effects simply provide impletations

  object impl
      with HasHttp4s
      with HasS3
      with HasDoobie {
      //...implement what ever compiler complains
      } // IO[Unit]

for more detail, look at example Main.scala and jobs