primus-callbacks

    2.1.3 • Public • Published

    Primus Callbacks

    Client and server plugin that adds a request/response cycle to Primus. This is a fork of primus-responder module with a secure request id generation (uuid generation RFC 4122 compliant) and a timeout for each request. Note: the current 2.x release is not backward compatible with the previous due the new signature of the writeAndWait method and the callback used as response (see below).

    Installation

    $ npm install primus-callbacks --save
    

    Use cases

    • Wrap existing REST API into a realtime websocket connection
    • Simplify program flow if waiting on a specific response is needed

    Usage

    Use requestTimeout option to define a timeout for every request (both on server and client). If no response is received after requestTimeout ms, the callback is executed passing an Error instance with a timeout property (see test.js).

    On the server

    var Primus = require('primus')
      , PrimusCallbacks = require('primus-callbacks')
      , server = require('http').createServer()
      , options = {
          transformer: 'websockets',
          parser: 'JSON',
          requestTimeout: 10000
        }
      , primus = new Primus(server, options);
     
    primus.use('callbacks', PrimusCallbacks);
     
    primus.on('connection', function(spark) {
     
        // Handle incoming requests:
        spark.on('request', function(data, done) {
            // Echo the received request data
            done(null, data);
        });
     
        // Request a response from the spark:
        spark.writeAndWait('request from server', function(err, response) {
            // Write the sparks response to console
            console.log('Response from spark:' response);
        });
     
    });
     
    server.listen(8080);

    On the client

    Browser

    var options = {
      transformer: 'websockets',
      parser: 'JSON',
      requestTimeout: 1000
    };
    var primus = Primus.connect('ws://localhost:8080', options);
     
    // Handle incoming requests:
    primus.on('request', function(data, done) {
        // Echo the received request data
        done(null, data);
    });
     
    // Request a response from the server:
    primus.writeAndWait('request from client', function(err, response) {
        // Write the servers response to console
        console.log('Response from server:', response);
    });

    Node

    var Primus = require('primus')
      , PrimusCallbacks = require('primus-callbacks')
      , options = {
        transformer: 'websockets',
        parser: 'JSON',
        requestTimeout: 1000,
        plugin: {
            callbacks: PrimusCallbacks
        }
      }
      , primus = new primus.Socket('ws://localhost:8080', options);
     
    // Handle incoming requests:
    primus.on('request', function(data, done) {
        // Echo the received request data
        done(null, data);
    });
     
    // Request a response from the server:
    primus.writeAndWait('request from client', function(err, response) {
        // Write the servers response to console
        console.log('Response from server:', response);
    });

    API

    Server

    spark#on('request', fn)

    Registers an event handler for incoming requests. The handler has two arguments: fn(data, done)

    • data contains the data which was sent with the request
    • done is a callback function. The signature is done (err, res), where:
      • err is the error if occurred (as an Error instance or String)
      • res is the the data you want to transmit.
    spark.on('request', function(data, done) {
        done('this is an error', 'this is the response');
    });

    spark#writeAndWait(data, fn)

    Sends data to the given spark. As soon as the response from the spark arrives, fn is called with the error if occurred and the sparks response as arguments: fn (err, res).

    spark.writeAndWait('request data', function(err, res) {
        console.log('spark responded:', res);
    });

    Client

    primus#on('request', fn)

    Registers an event handler for incoming requests. The handler has two arguments: fn(data, done)

    • data contains the data which was sent with the request
    • done is a callback function. The signature is done (err, res), where:
      • err is the error if occurred (as an Error instance or String)
      • res is the the data you want to transmit.
    primus.on('request', function(data, done) {
        done('this is an error', 'this is the response');
    });

    primus#writeAndWait(data, fn)

    Sends data to the connected server. As soon as the response from the spark arrives, fn is called with the error if occurred and the sparks response as arguments: fn (err, res).

    primus.writeAndWait('request data', function(err, res) {
        console.log('server responded:', response);
    });

    Run tests

    You can test in Node environment simply typing:

    $ npm test
    

    To test in browser run:

    $ node test/browser/server.js
    

    and open test/browser/index.html in your browser.

    License

    Copyright (c) 2014 Yoovant by Marcello Gesmundo. All rights reserved.

    Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

    • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
    • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
    • Neither the name of Yoovant nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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    Copyright (c) 2013 Manuel Alabor

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    npm i primus-callbacks

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    2.1.3

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