Taskman is a node.js library for managing (possibly) asynchronous operations. This library strives to be different from other asynchronous operations managers by focusing on the relationships between tasks. Tasks that have no dependencies are run first, and tasks that do have dependencies are run as soon as their dependencies have completed.
To use a task manager, you must first instantiate an instance.
var Task =task = ;
Then you add your tasks in the form of functions. The task function should call either the finish or cancel method passed in to it once the task has completed/errored. This will trigger any dependents this task has.
var task1 = task;
Next, specify the relationships between the different tasks.
Finally, run and enjoy!
You can instantiate as many taskmans as you want, and can even nest taskmans inside of each other. See
examples/ for other interesting ways of using taskman.
npm install taskman
Adds a task to the manager.
The task ID of the newly created task.
Cancels the run in progress and calls the cancel callback supplied to Taskman#run, if available.
Clears all of the dependencies for the supplied targets
Creates a dependency between two or more tasks
Resets the task so that it can be used again. All registered tasks and dependencies are discarded.
Runs the scheduled tasks. Any changes to the dependencies after this method is called are ignored.
Automatically creates a dependency between every task such that the next task does not run until the task before it has completed. Any tasks added after this method is called are not serialized.
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