A Lua agent provides a general-purpose asynchronous processing function. Typically these functions interact with one of the other Applications, e.g. to send a DB request, or a REST/SOAP client request.
The key word in the actions performed by these agents is “asynchronous”.
Of course a Lua script could perform a REST API request directly using
or some other such package, or could perform a postgres lookup using
However, those third-party libraries are synchronous; the script will block until the
external access completes. All other Lua script executions running will also be blocked
from processing. This of course is not feasible in a real-time environment running many
simultaneous call processing scripts. The LogicApp provides a framework to allow scripts to perform
supported protocol interactions asynchronously via a simple method call.
This documentation in this section describes the core Lua Agents provided as part of the base
package. Other protocol-specific Agents are delivered by other packages, e.g. Agents
related to SIP functionality are delivered by the