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lightstreamer-client-web

8.0.2 • Public • Published

Lightstreamer Client Web SDK

The Lightstreamer Client Web SDK enables any JavaScript application running in a web browser to communicate bidirectionally with a Lightstreamer server. The API allows to subscribe to real-time data pushed by a server, to display such data, and to send any message to the server.

Use

Install the package using npm

npm install lightstreamer-client-web

Available builds

The package contains a variety of library formats to suit the needs of the major development flavors. For TypeScript users, the file types.d.ts declares the API types exported by the library.

UMD CommonJS ES Module
Full lightstreamer.js
lightstreamer.min.js
lightstreamer.common.js lightstreamer.esm.js
Core lightstreamer-core.js
lightstreamer-core.min.js
lightstreamer-core.common.js lightstreamer-core.esm.js
  • Full: builds with all the modules in the SDK

  • Core: builds with only core modules (Widgets and Mobile Push Notifications are excluded)

  • UMD: UMD builds can be used directly in the browser via a <script> tag.

  • CommonJS: CommonJS builds are intended for use with older bundlers like Browserify or Webpack 1.

  • ES Module: ES module builds are intended for use with modern bundlers like Webpack 2+ or Rollup.

  • Development vs. Production Mode: UMD libraries are provided in two variants: minified for production and un-minified for development. Since CommonJS and ES Module builds are intended for bundlers, they are provided only in un-minified form. You will be responsible for minifying the final bundle yourself.

Below are some of the most common ways to include the library.

Global Objects

You can include the downloaded library with a <script> tag pointing to the installation folder. The data attribute data-lightstreamer-ns sets the namespace containing the library modules (if you want to inject the modules directly in window object, simply remove the data attribute). Alternatively, you can get the library from unpkg CDN: https://unpkg.com/lightstreamer-client-web/lightstreamer.min.js.

A plain version of the library, lightstreamer.js, is also available in the package.

---------- index.html ----------

<html>
<head>
    <script src="node_modules/lightstreamer-client-web/lightstreamer.min.js" data-lightstreamer-ns="Ls"></script>
    <script>
    var sub = new Ls.Subscription("MERGE",["item1","item2","item3"],["stock_name","last_price"]);
    sub.setDataAdapter("QUOTE_ADAPTER");
    sub.setRequestedSnapshot("yes");
    sub.addListener({
        onItemUpdate: function(obj) {
          console.log(obj.getValue("stock_name") + ": " + obj.getValue("last_price"));
        }
    });
    var client = new Ls.LightstreamerClient("http://push.lightstreamer.com","DEMO");  
    client.connect();
    client.subscribe(sub);
    </script>
</head>  
</html>

Require.js

To use the API objects as AMD-compliant modules, import Require.js loader before importing the client library (you can also use the plain version lightstreamer.js).

---------- index.html ----------

<html>
<head>
    <script src="https://requirejs.org/docs/release/2.3.6/minified/require.js"></script>
    <script src="node_modules/lightstreamer-client-web/lightstreamer.min.js"></script>
    <script>
    require(["LightstreamerClient","Subscription"], 
            function(LightstreamerClient,Subscription) {
        var sub = new Subscription("MERGE",["item1","item2","item3"],["stock_name","last_price"]);
        sub.setDataAdapter("QUOTE_ADAPTER");
        sub.setRequestedSnapshot("yes");
        sub.addListener({
            onItemUpdate: function(obj) {
              console.log(obj.getValue("stock_name") + ": " + obj.getValue("last_price"));
            }
        });
        var client = new LightstreamerClient("http://push.lightstreamer.com","DEMO");  
        client.connect();
        client.subscribe(sub);
    });
    </script>
</head>  
</html>

To set a namespace prefix for the module names, configure the property ns of the special module lightstreamer.

---------- index.html ----------

<html>
<head>
    <script src="https://requirejs.org/docs/release/2.3.6/minified/require.js"></script>
    <script src="node_modules/lightstreamer-client-web/lightstreamer.min.js"></script>
    <script>
    require.config({
        config : {
            "lightstreamer" : {
                "ns" : "Ls"
            }
        }
    });
    require(["Ls/LightstreamerClient","Ls/Subscription"], 
            function(LightstreamerClient,Subscription) {
        var sub = new Subscription("MERGE",["item1","item2","item3"],["stock_name","last_price"]);
        sub.setDataAdapter("QUOTE_ADAPTER");
        sub.setRequestedSnapshot("yes");
        sub.addListener({
            onItemUpdate: function(obj) {
              console.log(obj.getValue("stock_name") + ": " + obj.getValue("last_price"));
            }
        });
        var client = new LightstreamerClient("http://push.lightstreamer.com","DEMO");  
        client.connect();
        client.subscribe(sub);
    });
    </script>
</head>  
</html>

ES6 module

In modern browsers, you can import the library as an ES6 module.

<html>
<head>
    <script type="module">
    import {Subscription,LightstreamerClient} from '../node_modules/lightstreamer-client-web/lightstreamer.esm.js';
    var sub = new Subscription("MERGE",["item1","item2","item3"],["stock_name","last_price"]);
    sub.setDataAdapter("QUOTE_ADAPTER");
    sub.setRequestedSnapshot("yes");
    sub.addListener({
        onItemUpdate: function(obj) {
          console.log(obj.getValue("stock_name") + ": " + obj.getValue("last_price"));
        }
    });
    var client = new LightstreamerClient("http://push.lightstreamer.com","DEMO");  
    client.connect();
    client.subscribe(sub);
    </script>
</head>  
</html>

Webpack

A basic usage of Webpack bundler requires the installation of webpack and webpack-cli packages. To create the application bundle imported by index.html, run the command webpack in the directory where webpack.config.js resides.

---------- webpack.config.js ----------

const path = require('path');

module.exports = {
  mode: 'production',
  entry: './main.js',
  output: {
    filename: 'bundle.js',
    path: path.resolve(__dirname, 'dist')
  }
};

---------- main.js ----------

import {Subscription, LightstreamerClient} from 'lightstreamer-client-web';

var sub = new Subscription("MERGE",["item1","item2","item3"],["stock_name","last_price"]);
sub.setDataAdapter("QUOTE_ADAPTER");
sub.setRequestedSnapshot("yes");
sub.addListener({
    onItemUpdate: function(obj) {
      console.log(obj.getValue("stock_name") + ": " + obj.getValue("last_price"));
    }
});
var client = new LightstreamerClient("http://push.lightstreamer.com","DEMO");  
client.connect();
client.subscribe(sub);

---------- index.html ----------

<html>
<head>
    <script src="dist/bundle.js"></script>
</head>  
</html>

Rollup.js

A basic usage of Rollup.js bundler requires the installation of rollup and rollup-plugin-node-resolve packages. To create the application bundle imported by index.html, run the command rollup -c in the directory where rollup.config.js resides.

---------- rollup.config.js ----------

import resolve from 'rollup-plugin-node-resolve';

export default {
    input: './main.js',
    output: {
        file: 'dist/bundle.js',
        format: 'iife'
    },
    plugins: [ resolve() ]
};

---------- main.js ----------

import {Subscription, LightstreamerClient} from 'lightstreamer-client-web';

var sub = new Subscription("MERGE",["item1","item2","item3"],["stock_name","last_price"]);
sub.setDataAdapter("QUOTE_ADAPTER");
sub.setRequestedSnapshot("yes");
sub.addListener({
    onItemUpdate: function(obj) {
      console.log(obj.getValue("stock_name") + ": " + obj.getValue("last_price"));
    }
});
var client = new LightstreamerClient("http://push.lightstreamer.com","DEMO");  
client.connect();
client.subscribe(sub);

---------- index.html ----------

<html>
<head>
    <script src="dist/bundle.js"></script>
</head>  
</html>

Browserify

A basic usage of Browserify bundler requires the installation of browserify package. To create the application bundle imported by index.html, run the command browserify main.js -o dist/bundle.js.

---------- main.js ----------

var Ls = require('lightstreamer-client-web');

var sub = new Ls.Subscription("MERGE",["item1","item2","item3"],["stock_name","last_price"]);
sub.setDataAdapter("QUOTE_ADAPTER");
sub.setRequestedSnapshot("yes");
sub.addListener({
    onItemUpdate: function(obj) {
      console.log(obj.getValue("stock_name") + ": " + obj.getValue("last_price"));
    }
});
var client = new Ls.LightstreamerClient("http://push.lightstreamer.com","DEMO");  
client.connect();
client.subscribe(sub);

---------- index.html ----------

<html>
<head>
    <script src="dist/bundle.js"></script>
</head>  
</html>

Compatibility

The library requires Server 7.1 and breaks the compatibility with Server version 7.0. However, if Web Push Notifications are not used, compatibility with Server version 7.0 is still ensured.

Documentation

FAQ

Q: The library is too big. Is there a way to make it smaller?

You can build a custom library comprising only the modules you need. Refer to the Github project for further information.

Install

npm i lightstreamer-client-web

DownloadsWeekly Downloads

51

Version

8.0.2

License

Apache-2.0

Unpacked Size

12.8 MB

Total Files

13

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