child-queue

0.0.1 • Public • Published

Node Child Queue

Allow complex tasks to be queued and processed by child processes to speed up your Node application.

Examples

main.js

var Queue = require("child-queue");
var queue = new Queue(require.resolve("./child"));
queue.request({type: "weather", area: "New York"}, function(err, result) {
    if (err) {
        throw err;
    }
    console.log("The weather in New York is " + result.toLowerCase());
    queue.close(true);
});

child.js

var http = require("http");
module.exports = function(input, callback) {
    if (input.type == "weather") {
        http.get('http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather?q=' + input.area, function(res) {
            var body = '';
 
            res.on('data', function(chunk) {
                body += chunk;
            });
 
            res.on('end', function() {
                try {
                    callback(undefined, JSON.parse(body).weather[0].main);
                } catch (err) {
                    callback(err);
                }
            });
        }).on('error', function(e) {
            callback(e);
        });
    }
};

API

The included API is quite simple to understand

new Queue([options, ]pathToChild)

Creates a new queue to handle processes. The pathToChild should be relative.

options

If you don't supply an options object, the following will be used

{
    maxProcesses: 5,
    preLoadChildren: false,
    allowOverflow: true
}
  • maxProcesses the most child processes you want running at a single time
  • preLoadChildren when set, the child processes will be created before giving an input
  • allowOverflow allows you to give an input even when all processes are busy. It will be inputted whenever a process is ready

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Install

npm i child-queue

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Version

0.0.1

License

MIT

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