ready

mixin to add one-time ready event callback handler

ready

NodeJS mixin to add one-time ready event

Events are great. You should use events, but not for signaling ready! Ready implies state, and once you are ready, you stay ready.

This is a module for everyone who has bound an event handler.on('ready', function() {}) that doesn't execute because you added the handler after the 'ready' event already fired.

If you use this mixin, you must have 'ready', '_ready', and '_readyCallbacks' available on your class. Ready will stomp on these variables if you're trying to use them in your class.

var ready = require('ready');
 
// example class that uses Ready 
function MyClass() {
  this.someProperty = 'some value';
}
ready.mixin(MyClass.prototype);
 
// Normal class prototype functions 
MyClass.prototype.doSomeWork = function() {}; 
 
// Create a new class that uses ready mixin 
var myClass = new MyClass();
 
// Add callback for when myClass is ready 
myClass.ready(function() {
  console.log('I am now ready');
});
 
myClass.doSomeWork();
 
// We are now ready, fire callbacks! 
myClass.ready(true);
 
// Adding a new callback once we're already ready gets executed immediately 
myClass.ready(function() {
  console.log('I came late to the party, but I will still execute.');
});
 
// Ok, you can set the ready state to false now as well... for whatever reason 
myClass.ready(false);
myClass.ready(function() {
  console.log('I will not fire until you set ready to true again.');
});