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

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@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.

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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.

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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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