sse-pusher

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SSE-Pusher

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Simple server-sent events (SSE) for Connect and Express.

Installation

$ npm install --save sse-pusher

API

var ssePusher = require('sse-pusher'); 
 
var push = ssePusher(); // instantiation variant 1
var push = ssePusher.create(); // instantiation variant 2

push([event,] data)

Pushes an optionally typed (i.e., using the event parameter) event to all connected SSE clients.

Parameters:

  • event - event type, must be a string;
  • data - event data, can be anything that can be serialized using JSON.stringify(). More precisely, anything that is not a string, number or boolean will be serialized using JSON.stringify().

push.handler([mountPath])

Returns a function that can be used both as a Connect/Express middleware and an Express route handler.

Parameters:

  • mountPath - path where the Connect/Express middleware shall be mounted (e.g., /some/path).

Usage

Server-side

First, you have to load the package a instantiate a new SSE-Pusher:

// load package:
var ssePusher = require('sse-pusher'); 
 
// instantiate a new SSE-Pusher:
var push = ssePusher();

Afterwards, you have to "wire" the SSE-Pusher with you HTTP framework of choice (i.e., Connect or Express):

var app = connect() || express();
 
// install the pusher as a Connect/Express middleware:
app.use(push.handler('/some/path')); // variant 1
app.use('/some/path', push.handler()); // variant 2
 
// install the pusher as an Express route handler:
app.get('/some/path', push.handler());

Finally, using push(event, data) or push(data) you can then start pushing data to connected SSE clients:

// push some data:
push('eventname', 'eventdata');
 
// push some data without specifying an event name:
push({some: 'data'});

Client-side

On the client (i.e., the Web browser) you may then listen to the server-side emitted messages using the following code:

var es = new EventSource('http://localhost:3000/some/path');
 
// when using push('hello') on the server:
es.onmessage = function (event) {
  console.log(event.data); // logs 'hello'
};
 
// when using push('greeting', 'world') on the server:
es.addEventListener('greeting', function (event) {
  console.log(event.data); // logs 'world'
});

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