Every websocket is a stream, which is super. (Every tcp connection is a stream too, so its not a ws specific problem.) When a user connects to my WS I can start and control a stream. These streams in my case only go from the server to the client, the other direction is not interesting. When the stream is opened I know exactly what topics are interesting for the given client. And I have an actor who gets messages when a topic is modified.
What I want to somehow connect the WS with this actor, so when the actor gets the modified message all of the connected and “subscribed” clients get notified.
Is there any premade/easy-to-use/best practice for that?
What I know so far:
Source.queue is nice, but with that, I somehow need to manage the connection and leaving part manually.
Source.actorRef has the same problems as the
Source.queue but at least I can subscribe to the given actors lifecycle events.
BroadcastHub seems to be the overall winner, but with this, I still have the question, what is the better if the topics have a separated hub, or if I have the same hub, and filter the messages? (The second option seems a waste but I have no experience with this yet so asking is simpler :D )
Probably I could solve the problem with any of the 4 mentioned way, but I would like to know what is the best, and if sb has real-life experience with this, what worked and what was bad?