Namespace Pollution Mechanism

    prok

    0.0.8 • Public • Published

    prok

    Run multiple processes, simply.

    A lighter, more focused alternative to node-forman. This is not aiming to have feature parity with foreman. I would only use this in development.

    This is a WIP and the API may evolve or change.

    screenshot

    Installation

    npm install prok

    Features

    • Processes live and die as a group. This makes it easier to manage multiple processes.
    • Filter logs by process name (ex. LOG=web:*)
    • Specify processes to run by added a processes key to your package.json
    • Procfile parser and environment parser well tested from node-foreman
    • Supports arbitrary Procfile and environment configurations
    • API for running processes
    • Much cleaner logging
    • Doesn't ruin DEBUG

    Not supported

    • Exporting configuration to upstart, systemd, etc.
    • Starting multiple jobs of the same type (accepting PRs)

    CLI

    Usage: prok [options] [Procfile]
    
    Options:
    
      -h, --help        output usage information
      -V, --version     output the version number
      -e, --env <file>  specify an environment configuration file
    
    Example:
    
      $ prok -e .env Procfile
    

    Why the fragmentation?

    Node Foreman does a good job getting processes to run together. It does not do a good job with logging. Spacing gets trimmed, timestamps take up too much space, etc.

    Troubleshooting

    In-memory databases

    Don't put in memory databases in this process manager unless you want to lose your changes on restart. However, if you're working with redis, you can specify a development configuration with the property:

    SAVE 1 1
    

    This will check the database every second and if one or more keys have changed, it will update. I don't think I have to say this, but this is not suitable for production.

    Restart node on development changes

    If you don't like killing all the processes for each change you make to a file, place node-dev or nodemon in your Procfile.

    License

    (The MIT License)

    Copyright (c) 2014 Lapwing Labs <matt@lapwinglabs.com>

    Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

    The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

    THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

    Install

    npm i prok

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    2

    Version

    0.0.8

    License

    none

    Last publish

    Collaborators

    • mattmueller
    • bdentino