Routing is a fundamental concept for any web server. Undertow has several ways to handle routing PathHandler, PathTemplateHandler, and RoutingHandler (You can always make your own as well!). RoutingHandler makes routes from HTTP Verb and url / url template pairs. Let's make some simple routes utilizing a handler we created in Writing Custom Handlers. The best part is no annotations!

Undertow's RoutingHandler

Setting up a few simple routes

 * Utilize Undertow's RoutingHandler for HTTP Verb / path routing.
 * We can utilize the fallback handler for the not found handler.
 * Using the RoutingHandler we can generally achieve a single line per route.
 * It also decouples the HttpHander from the route which encourages reuse.
 * A good example would be a single error handler or not found handler that can
 * be passed to multiple routes or nodes in the routing tree as it gets more complex.
 * For instance you can have an ExceptionHandler that handles 404's by delegating to the
 * notFoundHandler and you can also use the same notFoundHandler as the RoutingHandlers
 * fallbackHandler.
 * How you organize your routes is entirely up to you and Undertow is very flexible
 * in this regard. We tend to use a single routing file per service even if it gets
 * to 100+ routes. It is very convenient for searching code and trying to track down the
 * code that is executed for a given route. Also using the method reference style there
 * should be almost no logic in the file so readability isn't a major concern.
 * If you do prefer splitting your routes out for reuse take a look at RoutingHandlers
 * addAll method. This allows you to pass a RoutingHandler into a RoutingHandler to add
 * all of its routes. Using this approach when you construct the server you can create a
 * new RoutingHandler and pass in each individual RoutingHandler. This can also be great
 * for common routes across services like health checks or system diagnostic routes.
 * You might want to split the Routes into their own file separate from the server
 * initialization code.
private static final HttpHandler ROUTES = new RoutingHandler()
    .get("/", RoutingHandlers.constantStringHandler("GET - My Homepage"))
    .get("/myRoute", RoutingHandlers.constantStringHandler("GET - My Route"))
    .post("/myRoute", RoutingHandlers.constantStringHandler("POST - My Route"))
    .get("/myOtherRoute", RoutingHandlers.constantStringHandler("GET - My Other Route"))
    // Wildcards and RoutingHandler had some bugs before version 1.4.8.Final
    .get("/myRoutePrefix*", RoutingHandlers.constantStringHandler("GET - My Prefixed Route"))
    // Pass a handler as a method reference.

Running the Server with the RoutingHandler

Simple embedded server that uses the RoutingHandler defined above as the root handler

public static void main(String[] args) {
     * You caught us! We changed our mind and decided to add a small abstraction.
     * Notice however we have zero intention of hiding Undertow. We have embraced
     * Undertow as our web server and will allow it to be leaked out. This is a conscious
     * design decision to improve developer productivity.
    SimpleServer server = SimpleServer.simpleServer(ROUTES);
    // See we have access to it here!
    Undertow.Builder undertow = server.getUndertow();


curl -X GET localhost:8080
GET - My Homepage
curl -X GET localhost:8080/myRoute
GET - My Route
curl -X POST localhost:8080/myRoute
POST - My Route
curl -X GET localhost:8080/myOtherRoute
GET - My Other Route
curl -X GET localhost:8080/myRoutePrefix
GET - My Prefixed Route
curl -X GET localhost:8080/myRoutePrefixTest
GET - My Prefixed Route
curl -X GET localhost:8080/123
Page Not Found!!