@kadena/chainweb-stream-client
TypeScript icon, indicating that this package has built-in type declarations

0.2.2 • Public • Published

@kadena/chainweb-stream-client

Chainweb-stream client for browsers and node.js

kadena.js logo

Chainweb-stream client for browsers and node.js

Stream account or module/event transactions from chainweb-stream, including their confirmation depth.

Introduces and normalizes the following features across environments:

  • Reconnect with exponential backoff
  • Initial connection timeout
  • Stale connection detection
  • Transaction confirmation status classification (unconfirmed/confirmed)
  • Server/client configuration compatibility checks

Status

Alpha version / unstable.

Installation

With npm

npm install @kadena/chainweb-stream-client

With yarn

yarn add @kadena/chainweb-stream-client

Usage

import { ChainwebStreamClient } from '@kadena/chainweb-stream-client';

const client = new ChainwebStreamClient({
  network: 'mainnet01',
  type: 'event',
  id: 'coin',
  host: 'http://localhost:4000/',
});

client.on('confirmed', (txn) => console.log('confirmed', txn));

client.connect();

Find more detailed examples under src/examples.

Constructor Options

Key Required Description Example Values
network Yes Chainweb network mainnet01/testnet04/...
type Yes Transaction type to stream (event/account) event/account
id Yes Account ID or module/event name k:abcdef01234..
host Yes Chainweb-stream backend URL http://localhost:4000
limit No Initial data load limit 100
connectTimeout No Connection timeout in ms 10_000
heartbeatTimeout No Stale connection timeout in ms 30_000
maxReconnects No How many reconnections to attempt before giving up 5
confirmationDepth No How many confirmations for a transaction to be considered final 6

Considerations ⚠️

Ensure configuration compatibility

Make sure that your client and server confirmationDepth values are compatible.

If your client confirmationDepth is larger than the server's, the confirmed event will never fire. The client will automatically detect this condition, emit an error event and disconnect.

If your client's configured network does not match the server's, the client will emit an error event and disconnect.

If your client heartbeatTimeout is smaller than the server heartbeat interval, the client will automatically adapt its heartbeat timeout to 2500ms larger than the server value.

Handle temporary and permanent connection failures

When the connection is interrupted or determined to be stale (no heartbeats received within the heartbeatTimeout interval), a reconnection attempt will be made (up to maxReconnects times.)

It is recommended to handle the fired will-reconnect and error events.

Events

ChainwebStreamClient is an EventEmitter. You can subscribe to the following events using .on('event-name', callback).

You can look up named types in src/types.ts.

connect

Emitted when the connection to the backend is first established. Reconnections to not fire this event, see reconnect instead.

Callback type: () => void

reconnect

Emitted when a reconnection is established. If a connection is dropped or intentionally killed (e.g. due to staleness/heartbeat timeout) the client will attempt reconnections at exponential intervals.

Callback type: () => void

confirmed

Emitted when a confirmed transaction is received from the backend. Confirmation depends on the CONFIRMATION_DEPTH

Callback type: (txn: ITransaction) => void

unconfirmed

Emitted when an unconfirmed transaction is received from the backend. Multiple unconfirmed events will be fire for the same transaction, as each time the backend detects a confirmation depth update, it will send the data again with the latest confirmation depth.

Hint: You can rely on the .meta.id value to de-duplicate the underlying unconfirmed transactions

Callback type: (txn: ITransaction) => void

heights

Emitted when a heights event is received by the server. This carries the maximum height as seen from stream-server's corresponding chainweb-data. This event is mostly intended for calculating minheight when reconnecting, but the event itself is exposed to users in case they have use cases beyond that, such as detecting a stalled cw-data.

Callback type: (maxChainwebDataHeight: number) => void

data

Emitted when any transaction payload is received (unconfirmd and confirmed.)

See: unconfirmed

warn

Emitted when the client encounters a retryable error, such as a stale connection that will be disconnected and retried.

Callback type: (message: string) => void

error

Emitted when the client encounters a non-retryable error, such as when connection retries are exhausted.

Callback type: (message: string) => void

will-reconnect

Emitted when the client encounters an error that will be retried, signaling intent to reconnect.

Callback type: ({ attempts: number, timeout: number, message: string }) => void

debug

Developer event emitted whenever anything significant happens. You can attach a console log to see what is going on internally if you are encountering unexpected behaviors.

Callback type: (dbg: IDebugMsgObject) => void

Readme

Keywords

none

Package Sidebar

Install

npm i @kadena/chainweb-stream-client

Weekly Downloads

1

Version

0.2.2

License

ISC

Unpacked Size

122 kB

Total Files

37

Last publish

Collaborators

  • kadena-lars
  • alber70g
  • takadenoshi
  • ash_vd
  • randynamic
  • buckie
  • heekyun