Author image Daisuke (yet another) Maki
and 1 contributors


JSON::RPC2::AnyEvent - Yet-another, transport-independent and asynchronous JSON-RPC 2.0 implementation


    use JSON::RPC2::AnyEvent::Server;

    my $srv = JSON::RPC2::AnyEvent::Server->new(
        hello => "[family_name, first_name]" => sub{
            my ($cv, $args, $original_args) = @_;
            my ($family, $given) = @$args;
                # Done!
                $cv->send("Hello, $given $family!");
    my $cv = $srv->dispatch({
        jsonrpc => "2.0",
        id      => 1,
        method  => 'hello',
        params  => [qw(Sogoru Kyo)],
    my $res = $cv->recv;  # { jsonrpc => "2.0", id => 1, result => "Hello, Kyo Sogoru!" }
    my $cv = $srv->dispatch({
        jsonrpc => "2.0",
        id      => 2,
        method  => 'hello',
        params  => {first_name => 'Ryoko', family_name => 'Kaminagi'}  # You can pass a hash as well!
    my $res = $cv->recv;  # { jsonrpc => "2.0", id => 2, result => "Hello, Ryoko Kaminagi!" }

    # For Notification Request, just returns undef.
    my $cv = $srv->dispatch({
        jsonrpc => "2.0",
        method  => "hello",
        params  => ["Misaki", "Shizuno"]
    });  # notification request when "id" is omitted.
    not defined $cv;  # true


JSON::RPC2::AnyEvent is yet-another JSON-RPC 2.0 implementation. This module is very similar to JSON::RPC2 and actually shares the main goals. That is, transport independent, asynchronous, and light-weight. However, this module is designed so that it works with AnyEvent, especially with AnyEvent::Handle.


JSON::RPC2::AnyEvent considers JSON-RPC as simple as possible. For example, JSON::RPC2::Server abstracts JSON-RPC server as a kind of hash filter. Unlike JSON::RPC2::Server accepts and outputs serialized JSON text, JSON::RPC2::AnyEvent::Server accepts and outputs Perl hash:

                         |          |
                Inuput   | JSON-RPC |  Output
      request ---------->|  Server  |----------> response
    (as a hash)          |          |           (as a hash)

Actually, it accepts any kind of Perl data (array, hash, and scalar!), then, outputs a JSON-like hash. Response hash can be either of successful response or error response. Anyway, it's a hash!

What you need to do is just to make or retrieve a JSON-like data structure in some way, and input it into the server, then, get the result as a hash.

Actually, JSON::RPC2::AnyEvent just treats Perl data structures instead of JSON, and has nothing to with serializing Perl data or deserializing JSON text. This concept allows you to use JSON-RPC on any kind of transport layer. In particular, this way is excellent with AnyEvent::Handle, such as $h->push_read(json => sub{...}) and $h->push_write(json => ...).

If you are interested in a "real" solution, you should look at JSON::RPC2::AnyEvent::Server::Handle, which is an example to use this module on stream protocol like TCP.




Copyright (C) Daisuke (yet another) Maki.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


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