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unjank

1.0.4 • Public • Published

Unjank

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unjank is an asynchronous Array.prototype.map that doesn't lock up the browser's UI.

  • Quickly learns how expensive it is to perform each task
  • Runs the task in batches to acheive a target FPS
  • Allows you to abort at any time
// Simulate an expensive function that takes 4ms to execute
function expensiveFunction (t, cb) {
  setTimeout(function () {
    cb(null, t * 10)
  }, 4)
}
 
// Will only run expensiveFunction five times per frame to acheive 30 FPS
unjank([1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10], expensiveFunction, {targetFPS: 30}, function (err, results) {
  // results => [10, 20, 30, ...]
})

API

unjank(data, map, [opts], cb)

  • data must be an array
  • map can either be:
    • function sync (item) { return transform(item) }
    • function batchSync (batch) { return batch.map(transform) }
    • function async (item, cb) { cb(null, transform(item)) }
    • function batchAsync (batch, cb) { cb(null, batch.map(transform) }
  • opts is an optional object
    • opts.targetFPS defaults to 30
    • opts.batchMap defaults to false
  • cb should have the signature function cb(err, results, metadata) {}
    • err if an async map function returns an error, this is where it goes
    • results an array, just what you would expect from array.map
    • metadata information learned by unjank during execution
      • metadata.intervalPerItem The average number of milliseconds each map(item) took
      • metadata.batchSize The optimal number of items mapped per frame

Return Value

unjank returns an instance object.

  • instance.completed is true if the operation completed (and was not aborted)
  • instance.aborted is true if the operation was aborted
  • instance.abort is a function you can call to abort the operation

Aborting

You can abort the task at any time by calling abort() on the returned object.

var instance = unjank(data, map, cb)
instance.abort()

This will cause the callback function to be called with new Error('Aborted').

You cannot abort a task more than once, or once it has completed.

Async Example

var unjank = require('unjank')
  , data = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
  , asyncMap = function (item, cb) {
      setTimeout(function () {
        cb(null, item * 10)
      }, 4)
    }
 
// Ensure that each batch takes no longer than 32 ms to execute
// in order to achieve 30FPS
unjank(data, asyncMap, function (err, results, metadata) {
  // metadata -> {intervalPerItem: 4, batchSize: 4}
})

Sync Example

var unjank = require('unjank')
  , data = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
  , syncMap = function (item) {
      return item * 10
    }
 
// Ensure that each batch takes no longer than 16.6 ms to execute
// in order to achieve 60FPS
unjank(data, syncMap, {targetFPS: 60}, function (err, results, metadata) {
  // your code here
})

Batch Mapping Example

Sometimes your task is best handled as a batch, instead of individually.

For example, you might want to render many Backbone views at the same time, but only append them to the DOM as a single DocumentFragment. This is a very fast way to render a large collection.

With the batchMap option set to true, unjank will call your map function once per batch instead of once per item.

var unjank = require('unjank')
  , async = require('async')
  , data = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
  , mapf = function (t, cb) { cb(null, t * 10)}
  , batchMap = function (batch, cb) {
      async.map(batch, mapf, function (err, results) {
        cb(null, results.reduce(function sum (a, b) { return a + b}))
      })
    }
 
unjank(data, batchMap, {batchMap: true}, function (err, results, metadata) {
  // your code here
})

install

npm i unjank

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1.0.4

license

MIT

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