A budding CQRS library for Ruby.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'akasha'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install akasha


There is an example Sinatra app under examples/sinatra showing how to use the library in a web application. This library itself makes no assumptions about any web framework, you can use it in any way you see fit.


  • [x] Command routing (default and user-defined)
  • [x] Synchronous EventHandler
  • [x] HTTP Eventstore storage backend
  • [x] Event#id for better idempotence (validate this claim)
  • [x] Async EventHandlers (storing cursors in Eventstore, configurable durability guarantees)
    • [x] Uniform interface for Client -- use Event.
    • [x] Rewrite Client
    • [x] Refactor Client code
    • [x] Take care of created_at/updated_at (saved_at?)
    • [x] Tests for HttpEventStore
    • [x] Projections
    • [x] Test for AsyncEventRouter using events not aggregate
    • [x] BUG: Projection reorders events (need to use fromAll after all)
    • [x] Simplify AsyncEventRouter init
    • [x] SyncEventRouter => EventRouter
    • [x] Metadata not persisted
  • [x] Refactoring & simplification.
    • [x] Hash-based event and command router
    • [x] Assymetry between data and metadata
    • [x] Faster shutdown
  • [x] Namespacing for events and aggregates and the projection
  • [ ] Way to control the number of retries in face of network failures
  • [ ] Version-based concurrency
  • [ ] Telemetry (Dogstatsd)
  • [ ] Socket-based Eventstore storage backend


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. See Running tests.

You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.

Running tests

Some tests require Eventstore to be running and available via eventstore host name. You can exclude these specs:

rspec --tag ~integration

The easiest way to run integration tests:


This will use docker-compose to spin up containers containing the dependencies and tests themselves.

Because it's pretty slow, you may want to spin up a docker container containing event store:

docker run -e EVENTSTORE_START_STANDARD_PROJECTIONS=true --name akasha-eventstore -it -p 2113:2113 -p 1113:1113 -d eventstore/eventstore

and use RSpec run just integration specs like so:

rspec --tag integration

or run all tests:



Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/bilus/akasha.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.