Beams is a long-polling Node.js server extension and client library.
beams in your project:
npm install --save beams
Then here's a simple chat server and client:
var server = ;server;var beams = ;beams;var messages = ;beams;
Pass an Express-like server to
setServer, and it will create a Beams server on
top of the server.
route on any assets that you'd like to route via
Run a callback when a client connects.
beams.on(string name, function callback)
When a message with a given name is received, run a callback on each client.
callback takes a
data argument, and its
this context is the client
on which it is being run.
beams.handle(string name, function callback)
Remove any existing handlers for the specified message name, and replace
with a single
callback, like calling
beams.on only once. This is useful
for frameworks that reload modules in dev mode rather than restarting the
beams.emit(string name, object data)
Send a named message with some data to every client.
Run a callback on each client. The
callback takes a
A list of the clients that are connected.
Arrays of message handlers keyed by message name.
How long (in milliseconds) to wait before forcing clients to reconnect.
We would like to thank all of the amazing people who use, support, promote, enhance, document, patch, and submit comments & issues. Beams couldn't exist without you.
Copyright (c) 2014 Sam Eubank
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How to Contribute
We welcome contributions from the community and are happy to have them. Please follow this guide when logging issues or making code changes.
All issues should be created using the new issue form. Please describe the issue including steps to reproduce. Also, make sure to indicate the version that has the issue.
Code changes are welcome and encouraged! Please follow our process:
- Fork the repository on GitHub.
- Fix the issue ensuring that your code follows the style guide.
- Add tests for your new code, ensuring that you have 100% code coverage.
(If necessary, we can help you reach 100% prior to merging.)
npm testto run tests quickly, without testing coverage.
npm run coverto test coverage and generate a report.
npm run reportto open the coverage report you generated.
- Pull requests should be made to the master branch.
Contributor Code of Conduct
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