exec-time

See how much time every step of a script takes to execute

exec-time

See how much time every step of a node script takes, with nanosecond precision.

var execTime = require('exec-time')
  , profiler = new execTime('demo1');
 
profiler.beginProfiling();
// DB access taking 350ms here 
profiler.step('Accessed DB');
// Data processing taking 850ms 
profiler.step('Processed data');
// Rendering taking 120ms 
profiler.step('Rendered page');
 
/* Output
demo1 - Beginning profiling
demo1 - Accessed DB - 350ms (total: 350ms)
demo1 - Processed data - 850ms (total: 1.2s)
demo1 - Rendered page - 120ms (total: 1.3s)
*/

You can disable logging to the console by passing in false after the timer name and access the steps later.

var execTime = require('exec-time')
  , profiler = new execTime('demo2', false);
 
profiler.beginProfiling();
// DB access taking 350ms here 
profiler.step('Accessed DB');
// Data processing taking 850ms 
profiler.step('Processed data');
// Rendering taking 120ms 
profiler.step('Rendered page');
 
console.log(profiler.getSteps());
 
/* Output
[ [ 'Accessed DB', 350 ],
  [ 'Processed data', 850 ],
  [ 'Rendered page', 120 ] ]
*/

The third paramter to execTime() is precision, which you can set to ms or ns, to show times in milliseconds or nanoseconds, respectively.

You can reset the timer by using the resetTimers function:

var execTime = require('exec-time')
  , profiler = new execTime('demo2');
 
profiler.beginProfiling();
// DB access taking 350ms here 
profiler.step('Accessed DB');
// Data processing taking 850ms 
profiler.step('Processed data');
profiler.resetTimers();
// Rendering taking 120ms 
profiler.step('Rendered page');
 
/* Output
demo2 - Beginning profiling
demo2 - Accessed DB - 350ms (total: 350ms)
demo2 - Processed data - 850ms (total: 1.2s)
demo2 - Rendered page - 120ms (total: 120ms)   // Timers were reset
*/

You can directly access the current timer values (in the timer's precision) with the elapsedSinceBeginning and elapsedSinceLastStep methods:

var execTime = require('exec-time')
  , profiler = new execTime('demo3');
 
profiler.beginProfiling();
// DB access taking 350ms here 
profiler.step('Accessed DB');
// Data processing taking 850ms 
profiler.step('Processed data');
console.log("Number of ms since the last step: " + profiler.elapsedSinceLastStep());
console.log("Number of ms since the beginning: " + profiler.elapsedSinceBeginning());
 
/* Output
demo3 - Beginning profiling
demo3 - Accessed DB - 350ms (total: 350ms)
demo3 - Processed data - 850ms (total: 1.2s)
Number of ms since the last step: 850
Number of ms since the beginning: 1200
*/