thintalk

Very thin RPC layer using TPC and IPC

#thintalk

Thintalk is a thin RPC layer over different transport layers.

RPC is an acronyms for Remote procedure call, meaning that the protocol is a simple function request with function arguments, and the response will be arguments parsed to an callback. The result is you can call code on the server without transferee the entire function source code.

The benefits of thintalk compared to nowJS or dnode is that this is very thin resulting in minimal overhead. However the cost is that this module is not meant to be used in combination with none-node clients like browsers.

  • Simple RPC layer with minimal overhead.
  • Same API independent of the transport layer.
npm install `thintalk`

###The listener

var thintalk = require('thintalk');
 
var listener = thintalk({
  addfunction (ab) {
    this.callback(+ b);
  }
});
 
lisenter.on('error', function (err) {
    throw err;
});
 
// Yes you can listen on multiply transport layers 
lisenter.listen('TCP', 4000);
lisenter.listen('IPC', require('child_process').fork('./child.js'));

###The TCP requester

var thintalk = require('thintalk');
 
var requester = thintalk(function (remote) {
 
    remote.add(2, 4, function (result) {
      console.log(result); // 6 
    });
 
}).connect('TCP', 4000);
 
requester.on('error', function (err) {
    throw err;
});

###The IPC requester

var thintalk = require('thintalk');
 
var requester = thintalk(function (remote) {
 
    remote.add(2, 4, function (result) {
      console.log(result); // 6 
    });
 
}).connect('TCP', 4000);
 
requester.on('error', function (err) {
    throw err;
});

##License

The software is license under "MIT"

Copyright (c) 2012 Andreas Madsen

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