Minimalistic remote procedure call(RPC/RMI) library bootstrapped on

It is a minimalistic remote procedure call(RPC/RMI) library bootstrapped on and bluebird.js. Main purpose is to make it more easier to structure your code for browser-server realtime interaction. Typical example is when you need to call a function on the server from client and get the return value from that function back to the client. With raw, you need to register few events and emit them at the right moment. This can get complicated quite easily, especially for async operations.

With, you just expose a channel of functions and then call those as if they were regular async functions defined on your side, automatically resolves a promise on other side, when function returns or returned promise is resolved. It even propagates errors(thrown and returned), so you get error handling almost for free.

Has an isomorphic(browser or node) client library(which sits in separate repo/npm package). Client side library has to be installed via JSPM.

#Simple example Folder with example can be run after installing all dependencies like this in the simple-example folder:

npm install //this runs jspm install too

Then run it from git repo root:

node simple-example/server


 var rpcClient = require('');
 var server = rpcClient('http://localhost:8032');
    fnOnClientfunction() {
        console.log('called client method');
        return 42;
    asyncOnClientfunction() {
        return new Promise(function(resolvereject) {
                resolve('resolved after 40ms');
            }, 40);
    erroringMethodfunction() {
    io.sockets.on('connection', function (socket) {
        rpcMaster.loadClientChannel(socket,'clientChannel').then(function (fns) {
            fns.fnOnClient("calling client ").then(function (ret) {
                console.log("client returned: " + ret);

###In browser

    //since it is desirable to be able to run the same code in node.js as in the browser, we use systemjs to load commonJS module into the browser
    <script src="jspm_packages/system.js"></script> 
    <script src="config.js"></script> //needs to have bluebird and, look into simple_example folder
    <script type="text/javascript">
        System.import('').then(function(backend) { /
            var rpc = rpcClient('http://localhost:8032');
                    .then(function (root) {
                          root.getTime().then(function (date) {
                              console.log('time on server is: ' + date);
                          channel.myAsyncTest('passing string as argument').then(function(retVal){
                              console.log('server returned: ' + retVal);
                    }, function (err) {
                        console.log(err + ' equals TypeError: Object #<Object> has no method nonExistentRemoteFn');
                fnOnClientfunction (param) {
                    return 'whatever you need from client returned ' + param;
            function setText(elemchangeVal) {
                if ((elem.textContent) && (typeof (elem.textContent) != "undefined")) {
                    elem.textContent = changeVal;
                } else {
                    elem.innerText = changeVal;
        }, function(e) {
            setTimeout(function () {

###With authentication (server)

Set authentication normally as you would with

###With authentication (browser)

Send your auth token with the backend connect method(the one that is exported from the module).

numbers are for both clients(vanilla and Angular):
9.0+    3.5+    4.0+    4.0+    10.5+   2.0+    2.0+

There are 4 internal callbacks, which might help you in case you need to be notified of a request beginning and ending:

batchStarts   //called when invocation counter equals 1
batchEnds      //called when invocation counter equals endCounter
call          //called when one call is made to server
response           //called when a call response is fired