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podium

podium

Node (semi) compatible event emitter with extra features.

podium is an event emitter with support for tags, filters, channels, event update cloning, arguments spreading, and other features useful when building large scale applications. While node's native EventEmitter is strictly focused on maximum performance, it lacks many features that do not belong in the core implementation. podium is not restricted by node's performance requirement as it is designed for application layer needs where it's overhead is largely insignificant as implementing these features will have similar cost on top of the native emitter.

Build Status

Lead Maintainer - Eran Hammer

new Podium(events)

This creates a new event emitter.

const Podium = require('podium');
const podiumObject = new Podium(); // new emitter
const podiumObject2 = new Podium('event1');// creates new event and calls registerEvent()

podium.registerEvent(events)

Registers an event event1 to emitter.

podiumObject.registerEvent('event1');
 
//with optional parameters
podiumObject.registerEvent({
        name: 'event1',
        shared: true
 });

Using different parameters

podium.on(criteria, listener)

Subscribe a handler to an event. Handler can be seen a function which will be called when the event occurs.

podiumObject.registerEvent('event1');
podiumObject.on('event1', function(update) { // Way 1
 
    console.log('inside autonomous listener without name! data:', update);
});
 
const listener1 = function() { // normal function object
 
    console.log('listener1 called');
}
podiumObject.on('event1', listener1); // Way 2

podium.addListener(criteria, listener)

Same as podium.on().

podiumObject.addListener('event1', listener1);

podium.once(criteria, listener)

Same as calling podium.on() with the count option set to 1. Whenever we call emit(), listener1 will get fired but also get removed, so that it won't get fired on call to emit().

podiumObject.once('event1', listener1);

podium.emit(criteria, data, [callback])

Emits an event update to all the subscribed listeners.

podiumObject.emit('event1', 'here we can send any data to listeners.');

podium.removeListener(name, listener)

Removes all listeners subscribed to a given event name matching the provided listener method.

podiumObject.removeListener('event1', listener1);

podium.removeAllListeners(name)

Removes all listeners subscribed to a given event name.

podiumObject.removeAllListeners('event1');

podium.hasListeners(name)

Returns whether an event has any listeners subscribed.

if (podiumObject.hasListeners('event1')){
    console.log('this event has some listeners left');
}
else{
    console.log('this event has no listeners');
}
 

podium.registerPodium(podiums)

Registers a podium object(emitter) to another podium object(source). Whenever any event gets registered on emitterObject it gets registered on sourceObject as well. But reverse is not true.

const source1Object = new Podium('test');
const source2Object = new Podium('test');
 
const emitterObject = new Podium(source1Object);
emitterObject.registerPodium(source2Object);
 
const listener1 = function(){ // normal function
 
    console.log('listener1 called');
}
const listener2 = function(){ // another normal function
 
    console.log('listener1 called');
}
emitterObject.on('test', listener1); // listener1 gets registered on emitterObject, source1Object,source2Object events
source1Object.on('test', listener2); // listener2 gets registered on source1Object events only
 
source1Object.emit('test', 1); // runs all registered events
emitterObject.emit('test', 2);

Cookbook

channels

const Podium = require('podium');
const podiumObject = new Podium();
 
podiumObject.registerEvent([
    {
        name: 'event1',
        channels: ['ch1', 'ch2', 'ch3', 'ch4'],
    },
    {
        name: 'event2',
        channels: ['ch1', 'ch2']
    }
]);
const listener1 = (data) => {
 
    console.log('listener1 called', data);
};
const listener2 = (data) => {
 
    console.log('listener2 called', data);
};
 
podiumObject.on({
    name: 'event1',
    channels: ['ch1']
}, listener1);
 
podiumObject.on({
    name: 'event1',
    channels: ['ch3', 'ch4']
}, listener2);
 
 
podiumObject.on({ name: 'event1', channels: 'ch2' }, (data) => { // autonomous function
 
    console.log('auto', data);
});
 
var arr = [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5];
 
podiumObject.emit({
    name: 'event1',
    channel: 'ch3'
}, arr, function(err){
 
    if (err){
        console.log('callback error');
    }
    else{
        console.log('callback returned true!');
    }
});

clone

const Podium = require('podium');
const podiumObject = new Podium();
 
podiumObject.registerEvent([
    {
        name: 'event1',
        channels: ['ch1', 'ch2'],
        clone: true
    },
    {
        name: 'event2',
        channels: ['ch1', 'ch2']
    }
]);
 
const listener1 = (data) => {
 
    data[0] = 55;
    console.log('listener1 called', data);
};
const listener2 = (data) => {
 
    data[0] = 100;
    console.log('listener2 called', data);
};
 
podiumObject.on({
    name: 'event1',
    channels: ['ch1']
}, listener1);
 
podiumObject.on({
    name: 'event2',
    channels: ['ch1']
}, listener2);
 
var arr = [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5];
 
console.log('initially: ', arr);
 
podiumObject.emit({
    name: 'event1',
    channel: 'ch1'
}, arr, function(err){
 
    if (err){
        console.log('callback 1 error');
    }
    else {
        console.log('callback 1 returned true!');
    }
});
 
console.log('after event1, ch1: ', arr);
 
podiumObject.emit({
    name: 'event2',
    channel: 'ch1'
}, arr, function(err){
 
    if (err){
        console.log('callback 2 error');
    }
    else {
        console.log('callback 2 returned true!');
    }
});
 
console.log('after event2, ch1: ', arr);

spread

const Podium = require('podium');
const podiumObject = new Podium();
 
podiumObject.registerEvent([
    {
        name: 'event1',
        channels: ['ch1', 'ch2'],
        spread: true
    },
    {
        name: 'event2',
        channels: ['ch1', 'ch2']
    }
]);
 
const listener1 = (data1, data2, data3, data4) => {
 
    console.log('listener1 called', data1, data2, data3, data4);
};
 
const listener2 = (data) => {
 
    data[0] = 100;
    console.log('listener2 called', data);
};
 
podiumObject.on({
    name: 'event1',
    channels: ['ch1']
}, listener1);
 
podiumObject.on({
    name: 'event2',
    channels: ['ch1']
}, listener2);
 
var arr = [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5];
 
console.log('initially: ', arr);
 
podiumObject.emit({
    name: 'event1',
    channel: 'ch1'
}, arr, function(err){
 
    if (err){
        console.log('callback 1 error');
    }
    else {
        console.log('callback 1 returned true!');
    }
});
 
console.log('after event1, ch1: ', arr);
 
podiumObject.emit({
    name: 'event2',
    channel: 'ch1'
}, arr, function(err){
 
    if (err){
        console.log('callback 2 error');
    }
    else {
        console.log('callback 2 returned true!');
    }
});
console.log('after event2, ch1: ', arr);

shared

const Podium = require('podium');
const podiumObject = new Podium();
 
podiumObject.registerEvent([
    {
        name: 'event1',
        channels: ['ch1', 'ch2'],
    }
]);
podiumObject.registerEvent([
    {
        name: 'event1',
        channels: ['ch1', 'ch2'],
        shared: true
    }
]);
const listener2 = (data) => {
 
    console.log('listener2 called', data);
};
 
podiumObject.on({
    name: 'event1',
    channels: ['ch1']
}, listener2);
 
var arr = [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5];
 
podiumObject.emit({
    name: 'event1',
    channel: 'ch1'
}, arr, function(err){
 
    if (err){
        console.log('callback 1 error');
    }
    else {
        console.log('callback 1 returned true!');
    }
});

tag-filter

const Podium = require('podium');
const emitter = new Podium('test');
 
const updates = [];
emitter.on('test', (data) => updates.push({ id: 1, data }));
emitter.on({ name: 'test', filter: ['a', 'b'] }, (data) => updates.push({ id: 2, data }));
emitter.on({ name: 'test', filter: 'b' }, (data) => updates.push({ id: 3, data }));
emitter.on({ name: 'test', filter: ['c'] }, (data) => updates.push({ id: 4, data }));
emitter.on({ name: 'test', filter: { tags: ['a', 'b'], all: true } }, (data) => updates.push({ id: 5, data }));
 
emitter.emit({ name: 'test', tags: 'a' }, 1);
emitter.emit({ name: 'test', tags: ['b'] }, 2);
emitter.emit({ name: 'test', tags: ['d'] }, 3);
emitter.emit({ name: 'test', tags: ['a'] }, 4);
emitter.emit({ name: 'test', tags: ['a', 'b'] }, 5);
 
emitter.emit('test', 6, () => {
 
    console.log(updates);
});

count

const Podium = require('podium');
const podiumObject = new Podium();
 
podiumObject.registerEvent('event1');
 
const listener1 = function(data) {
 
    console.log('listener1 called', data);
};
 
podiumObject.on({
    name: 'event1',
    count: 2
}, listener1);
 
podiumObject.emit('event1', 'emit 1');
podiumObject.emit('event1', 'emit 2');
podiumObject.emit('event1', 'emit 3'); // this wont call listener1

API

The full API is available in the API documentation.