node.js bindings for the Apache Thrift RPC system

Thrift Node.js Library

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npm install thrift 

You can compile IDL sources for Node.js with the following command:

thrift --gen js:node thrift_file

Here is a Cassandra example:

var thrift = require('thrift'),
    Cassandra = require('./gen-nodejs/Cassandra')
    ttypes = require('./gen-nodejs/cassandra_types');

var connection = thrift.createConnection("localhost", 9160),
    client = thrift.createClient(Cassandra, connection);

connection.on('error', function(err) {

client.get_slice("Keyspace", "key", new ttypes.ColumnParent({column_family: "ExampleCF"}), new ttypes.SlicePredicate({slice_range: new ttypes.SliceRange({start: '', finish: ''})}), ttypes.ConsistencyLevel.ONE, function(err, data) {
  if (err) {
    // handle err
  } else {
    // data == [ttypes.ColumnOrSuperColumn, ...]

Since JavaScript represents all numbers as doubles, int64 values cannot be accurately represented naturally. To solve this, int64 values in responses will be wrapped with Thirft.Int64 objects. The Int64 implementation used is broofa/node-int64.

An example based on the one shown on the Thrift front page is included in the examples/ folder.