Chapter 14. Developing Your Own Actions

14.1. Developing Custom Actions

You can develop your own actions in any of the following ways, each of which has its own advantages and disadvantages:
  • Lifecycle actions, implementing org.jboss.soa.esb.actions.ActionLifecycle or org.jboss.soa.esb.actions.ActionPipelineProcessor
  • Java bean actions, implementing org.jboss.soa.esb.actions.BeanConfiguredAction
  • Annotated actions
  • Legacy actions
In order to understand the differences between each implementation it is necessary to understand:
  • How the actions are configured
  • When the actions are instantiated and the implications on thread safety
  • Whether they have visibility of life-cycle events
  • Whether the action methods are invoked directly or via reflection