Make Jira Listeners Asynchronous

Hi All,

Is there any way that we can make listners async? I found https://bitbucket.org/atlassianlabs/async-events-tutorial and just wanted to check whether any other way.

Thanks,

Ishan

3 answers

@AsynchronousPreferred mentioned in the tutorial is probably your best choice. I don't see any reasons not to use it, it's very simple. As mentioned in this answer if you have an originally synchronous event, you can then re-publish it via EventPublisher creating your own Asynchronous Event.

Aren't JIRA listeners already asynchronous? Anyway, you can always create a new execution thread and let it do the rest of the work to avoid blocking the caller of your listener handler.

New execution thread will be spawned by your own code instead of re-using JIRA's ThreadPool. More code, more bugs (e.g. memory leaks because of unstopped threads).

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