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async-await-parallel

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This module is a simple utility for limiting the concurrency of awaiting async arrays in ES7. It replaces Promise.all when using async await much like async.mapLimit is commonly used in place of the analogous async.map when using callback-style async functions.

Installation

npm install async-await-parallel

This module uses async and await and therefore requires Node >= 7.

Background

Normally, when you have an array of async operations that you want to await on, you would use Promise.all.

await Promise.all([
  async () => { ... },
  async () => { ... },
  async () => { ... },
  async () => { ... },
  async () => { ... },
])

Unfortunately, there's nothing built into ES7's implementation of async await that allows you to limit the concurrency of how many async handlers are running at once.

This is problematic in many common scenarios such as performing operations on each file in a directory or downloading a batch of URLs without opening too many sockets or clogging IO bandwidth.

Usage

async-await-parallel allows you to set a maximum concurrency for an array of async results you want to await on.

const parallel = require('async-await-parallel')
 
await parallel([
  async () => { ... },
  async () => { ... },
  async () => { ... },
  async () => { ... },
  async () => { ... },
], 2)

In this example, a max concurrency of 2 is set, so no more than 2 of the async functions may execute concurrently. Async functions will be executed in order once previous ones resolve.

API

/**
 * Invokes an array of async functions in parallel with a limit to the maximum
 * number of concurrent invocations. Async functions are executed in-order and
 * the results are mapped to the return array.
 *
 * Acts as a replacement for `await Promise.all([ ... ])` by limiting the max
 * concurrency of the array of function invocations.
 *
 * If any single task fails (eg, returns a rejected Promise), the pool will drain
 * any remaining active tasks and reject the resulting Promsie.
 *
 * @param {Array<async Function(Void) => Any>} thunks
 * @param {Number?} concurrency Max concurrency (defaults to 5)
 *
 * @return {Promise<Array<Any>>}
 */
async function parallel (thunks, concurrency = 5)

Inspiration

  • async.mapLimit equivalent functionality for callbacks
  • co-parallel equivalent functionality for co generators
  • async-parallel this library is heavily inspired by this TypeScript library for async / await by Dave Templin (simplified, converted from TS to ES, and added tests)

License

MIT. Copyright (c) 2017 Vidy.

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npm i async-await-parallel

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