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kalm

4.0.1 • Public • Published

Kalm
Kalm

The Socket Optimizer


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  • Easy-to-use syntax unified across protocols
  • Flexible and extensible, load your own transports and routines
  • Can be used between servers or in the browser
  • Lower resource footprint and better throughtput than plain sockets
  • Zero dependencies and can be bundled down to ~5kb!

Performance

perf

The performance gain comes from buffering packets before sending them- eventually sending batches instead of individual packages. The more traffic getting processed, the better the improvement. Many strategies are offered as routines. You can read more about the packet buffering algorithm here

Install

Install the core package

npm install kalm

Install the transport layer ('tcp' for example)

npm install @kalm/tcp

Usage

Server

const kalm = require('kalm');
const ws = require('@kalm/ws');
 
const server = kalm.listen({
  port: 8800,
  transport: ws(),
  routine: kalm.routines.tick({ hz: 5 }), // Sends packets at a frequency of 5 Hz (200ms)
  host: '0.0.0.0',
});
 
server.on('connection', (client) => {
  client.subscribe('my-channel', (body, frame) => {
    // Handle messages here
  });
 
  server.broadcast('my-other-channel', 'some message');
});

Client

const kalm = require('kalm');
const ws = require('@kalm/ws');
 
const client = kalm.connect({
  host: '0.0.0.0',
  port: 8800,
  transport: ws(),
  routine: kalm.routines.realtime(),
});
 
client.on('connect', () => {
  client.subscribe('my-other-channel', (body, frame) => {
    // Handle messages here
  });
 
  client.write('my-channel', 'hello world');
});
 

To see working implementations, check out our examples folder.

Documentation

[Read more]

Logging

Kalm uses the NODE_DEBUG environment variable. Just include kalm in your value.

Example:

NODE_DEBUG=net,kalm node myApp.js

Events

Kalm offers events to track when packets are processed by routines or when a raw frame is received.

Event Payload Description
error Error (provider, client) Emits on errors.
ready void (provider) Indicates that the provider is now actively listeneing for new connections
connection Client (provider) Indicates that a client has successfuly connected
connect Client (client) Indicates that a client has successfuly connected
disconnect void (client) Indicates that a client has disconnected
frame RawFrame (client) Triggered when recieving a parsed full frame.
<channel>.queueAdd { frameId: number, packets: number} (client) Indicates that a packet was queued to a frame.
<channel>.queueRun { frameId: number, packets: number} (client) Indicates that a frame is being sent.

Testing

npm test

npm run bench

Contribute

If you think of something that you want, open an issue or file a pull request, we'll be more than happy to take a look!

Contributors

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License

Apache 2.0 (c) 2020 Frederic Charette

Install

npm i kalm

DownloadsWeekly Downloads

76

Version

4.0.1

License

Apache-2.0

Unpacked Size

31.1 kB

Total Files

13

Homepage

kalm.js.org

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