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WaterDrop Middleware

WaterDrop supports injecting middleware similar to Rack.

Middleware can be used to provide extra functionalities like auto-serialization of data or any other modifications of messages before their validation and dispatch.

Each middleware accepts the message hash as input and expects a message hash as a result.

There are two methods to register middlewares:

  • #prepend - registers middleware as the first in the order of execution
  • #append - registers middleware as the last in the order of execution

Below you can find an example middleware that converts the incoming payload into a JSON string by running #to_json automatically:

class AutoMapper
  def call(message)
    message[:payload] = message[:payload].to_json

# Register middleware

# Dispatch without manual casting
producer.produce_async(topic: 'users', payload: user)

It is up to the end user to decide whether to modify the provided message or deep copy it and update the newly created one.