[cdi-dev] JMS 2.1: Proposal to allow any CDI managed bean in a Java EE application to listen for JMS messages

John D. Ament john.d.ament at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 11:31:12 EDT 2015

On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 9:51 AM Nigel Deakin <nigel.deakin at oracle.com>

> On 24/08/2015 21:24, John D. Ament wrote:
> >
> > Hi Nigel!
> >
> > Glad to hear from you.  Was wondering, is there a way to manually
> register listeners?
> The current proposal is is for the bean to start listening just as soon as
> it is created (by CDI), and for it to stop
> listening just before it is destroyed (by CDI).
> As you suggesting that CDI would create the listener, but the application
> would call some method to tell it to start
> listening? or did you have something else in mind?

Hmm, this would mean that only app scoped beans would apply?
It might be better to scan for the annotations and use that to start up the

>  > It would be great if this could
> > be leveraged in a CDI SE environment as well as EE environment.
> I see that work is underway for CDI 2.0 to define how CDI might work in a
> Java SE environment. I don't see why a similar
> portable extension could not be created for use in Java SE. Since there
> would be no need to support Java EE behaviour
> such as transactions this could be built directly on top of the JMS
> provider's Java SE client. No need to use a resource
> adapter. However since the @JMSListener and @JMSConnectionFactory
> annotations use JNDI there would be a need to be a way
> to specify which JNDI InitialContext to use. I'm not proposing any of this
> at the moment, but it might perhaps be
> something that we (the JMS expert group) could consider later on as a
> optional part of JMS 2.1.
> There's also the Java EE application client to consider.
> Nigel
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