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caf_core

Cloud Assistant Framework Core

CAF.js (Cloud Assistant Framework)

Co-design permanent, active, stateful, reliable cloud proxies with your web app and your gadgets.

See http://www.cafjs.com

CAF Core

This repository provides the main CAF entry point, creating a framework instance for hosting CAs.

It exports the core packages, and an init function that initializes the framework.

For example, in a file called by default ca_methods.js (see methodsFileName property in config file ca.json {@link external:caf_ca})

var caf = require('caf_core');
 
exports.methods = {
    __ca_init__: function(cb) {
        this.state.counter = 0;
        cb(null);
    },
    hello: function(msg, cb) {
        this.$.log && this.$.log.debug('Got ' + msg);
        this.state.counter = this.state.counter + 1
        cb(null, this.state.counter);
    }
};
 
caf.init(module);

Note that the framework initialization, and the methods declaration, could be in separate files. However, the default is always that the methods declaration is in a file named ca_methods.js.

It is just convenient to pack them together, and the module caching in require guarantees that we only initialize the framework once.

The module argument to caf.init simplifies loading resources with relative paths, see {@link external:caf_components}.