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Java Client

This library can be used with server-side Java and Android applications. The source code for the client is available on Github.

Quick Setup

The client library is available from the Central Maven Repository and can be added to your project by many tools:

Maven

Add following dependencies to your project in pom.xml

<dependency>
  <groupId>com.solidstategroup</groupId>
  <artifactId>bullet-train-client</artifactId>
  <version>1.5</version>
</dependency>

Gradle

implementation 'com.solidstategroup:bullet-train-client:1.5'

Usage

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In your application initialise BulletTrain client with your API key

BulletTrainClient bulletClient = BulletTrainClient.newBuilder()
                .setApiKey("YOUR_ENV_API_KEY")
                .build();

To check if feature flag exist and enabled:

boolean featureEnabled = bulletClient.hasFeatureFlag("my_test_feature");
if (featureEnabled) {
    // run the code to execute enabled feature
} else {
    // run the code if feature switched off
}

To get configuration value for feature flag:

String myRemoteConfig = bulletClient.getFeatureFlagValue("my_test_feature");
if (myRemoteConfig != null) {
    // run the code to use remote config value
} else {
    // run the code without remote config
}

Identifying users

Identifying users allows you to target specific users from the Flagsmith dashboard.

To check if feature exist for given user context:

User user = new User();
user.setIdentifier("bullet_train_sample_user");
boolean featureEnabled = bulletClient.hasFeatureFlag("my_test_feature", user);
if (featureEnabled) {
    // run the code to execute enabled feature for given user
} else {
    // run the code when feature switched off
}

To get configuration value for feature flag for given user context:

String myRemoteConfig = bulletClient.getFeatureFlagValue("my_test_feature", user);
if (myRemoteConfig != null) {
    // run the code to use remote config value
} else {
    // run the code without remote config
}

To get user traits for given user context:

List<Trait> userTraits = bulletClient.getTraits(user)
if (userTraits != null && userTraits) {
    // run the code to use user traits
} else {
    // run the code without user traits
}

To get user trait for given user context and specific key:

Trait userTrait = bulletClient.getTrait(user, "cookies_key");
if (userTrait != null) {
    // run the code to use user trait
} else {
    // run the code without user trait
}

Or get user traits for given user context and specific keys:

 List<Trait> userTraits = bulletClient.getTraits(user, "cookies_key", "other_trait");
if (userTraits != null) {
    // run the code to use user traits
} else {
    // run the code without user traits
}

To update value for user traits for given user context and specific keys:

 Trait userTrait = bulletClient.getTrait(user, "cookies_key");
if (userTrait != null) {
    // update value for user trait
    userTrait.setValue("new value");
    Trait updated = bulletClient.updateTrait(user, userTrait);
} else {
    // run the code without user trait
}

Override default configuration

By default, client is using default configuration. You can override configuration as follows:

override just API uri with your own one

BulletTrainClient bulletClient = BulletTrainClient.newBuilder()
                .setApiKey("YOUR_ENV_API_KEY")
                .withApiUrl("http://yoururl.com")
                .build();

override full configuration with your own

BulletTrainClient bulletClient  = BulletTrainClient.newBuilder()
            .setApiKey("YOUR_ENV_API_KEY")
            .withConfiguration(BulletTrainConfig.newBuilder()
                    .baseURI("http://yoururl.com")
                    .connectTimeout(200)
                    .writeTimeout(5000)
                    .readTimeout(5000)
                    .build())
            .build();

Contributing

Please read Contributing for details on our code of conduct, and the process for submitting pull requests to us.

Getting Help

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Get in touch

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