Interface SourceRef<T>

  • public interface SourceRef<T>
    A SourceRef allows sharing a "reference" with others, with the main purpose of crossing a network boundary. Usually obtaining a SourceRef would be done via Actor messaging, in which one system asks a remote one, to share some data with it, and the remote one decides to do so in a back-pressured streaming fashion -- using a stream ref.

    To create a SourceRef you have to materialize the Source that you want to obtain a reference to by attaching it to a Sink.sourceRef.

    Stream refs can be seen as Reactive Streams over network boundaries. See also SinkRef which is the dual of a SourceRef.

    For additional configuration see reference.conf as well as StreamRefAttributes.

    Not for user extension.

    • Method Detail

      • source

        Source<T,​NotUsed> source()
        Scala API: Get Source underlying to this source ref.
      • getSource

        Source<T,​NotUsed> getSource()
        Java API: Get javadsl.Source underlying to this source ref.