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Cache with Resolver

Function based cache storage built around Map-like object.

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npm install --save cache-with-resolver


Usually when working with cache storages, the storage itself operates only with get and set methods. This storage can also operate with functions.

Getting started

CachedControl constructor can be passed config object containing default TimeToLive (otherwise 3600 seconds if not specified in resolve method) and custom Map-like object (has to implement Map's methods and properties). Custom Map can be used to share cahces between multiple CacheControls.

Methods resolve and resolveSync take up to three arguments key, function to resolve and time to live . First two arguments are mandatory.

// ES6
import CacheControl from 'cache-with-resolver';
// CommonJS
const CacheControl = require('cache-with-resolver').default;

let cacheControl = new CacheControl();


async function GetUserFromDb(id) {
    return cacheControl.resolve('user' + id, cache => {
        db.query(...).then(userObject => {

Function that contains code to be cached follows similar pattern to function passed to Promise constructor. It is given one argument, callback function called cache that is passed a value to be cached. This allows to encapsulate logic in Promise-like fashion.

As long as cached value doesn't pass it's time to live, passed function wont be invoked, instead cached value will be directly returned.

Whenever a cached object is to be retunred, it's deep cloned in order to prevent mutation.

TimeToLive is always in seconds.

resolve method return Promise that resolves to cached value. Promise is returned as async functions may be invoked inside passed function. resolveSync return cached value directly thus using async functions inside passed function will lead to unwanted behaviour.




  • length - getter, number of alive caches
  • entries - getter, array of tuples [key, value] of alive caches


  • drop() - drop all caches
  • delete(key) - delete cache of the key
  • filteredDelete({ olderThan?: Date, newerThan?: Date}) - delete chaces based on creation time
  • has(key) - returns true if cache of the key exists, otherwise false
  • get(key) - returns cached value or null (if doesnt exist)
  • set(key, value, timeToLive) - creates new cache
  • resolve(key, func: (cs: (val: any) => void) => void, timeToLive) => Promise - returns cahced value or runs function and create new chace
  • resolveSync(key, func: (cs: (val: any) => void) => void, timeToLive) => any - returns cahced value or runs function and create new chace


  • timeToLive - default duration of the cache in seconds
  • cacheMap - custom Map-like object to store caches in




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