@nxus/core
A framework for building light-weight, event-driven data processing apps.
Last updated 4 years ago by mjreich .
MIT · Repository · Bugs · Original npm · Tarball · package.json
$ cnpm install @nxus/core 
SYNC missed versions from official npm registry.

@nxus/core

_

Build Status

The Nxus Core package includes the basic Application framework for building a Nxus app.

Introduction

You'll probably find the following resources useful background and help in building Nxus applcations.

Documentation

The full set of Nxus docs is available at http://docs.gonxus.org.

Installation

> npm install @nxus/core --save

Usage

In your root application, create a new Application instance:

import {Application} from '@nxus/core'

let app = new Application(options)

app.start()

export default app

Events

Nxus is built around the concept of a boot cycle. The application dispatches events in the following order:

  1. init: indicates the application is starting up and initializing modules. Other modules are not gauranteed to be available at this phase.
  2. load: modules are initialized and loading. This is the place to do any internal setup (outside of the constructor). Other modules are not gauranteed to be available at this phase.
  3. startup: all modules have been loaded and are available. This is the place to do any setup that requires data/input from other modules (like Storage).
  4. launch: the application is launching and all services have been started. Routes are accessible. Use onceAfter('launch') to gaurantee execution after the application has completely launched.

Module Loading

By defaul the Application will look for other Nxus modules in the following order:

  1. @nxus namespaced npm modules in your package.json file.
  2. Any packages that match the 'namespace-' pattern passed in the namespace application config option.
  3. folders in the ./modules folder in the root of your project
  4. any modules specified in the modules option passed into Application on instantiation.

Module Access

In order to access module commands, use the Application.get() method.

let router = Application.get('router')

Application Configuration Options

Available options are:

appDir: the location to use to load the default 'package.json' file.

namespace: any additional namespaces to use to load modules in the node_modules folder. Can be a string or array of strings.

modules: an array of paths to require into the application

debug: Boolean to display debug messages, including startup banner

script: Boolean to indicate the application is a CLI script, silences all logging/output messages except for explicit console.log calls

API

Application

Extends Dispatcher

The Core Application class.

Parameters

  • opts Object the configuration options

Examples

import {Application} from '@nxus/core'
let app = new Application(options)
app.start()
export default app

boot

Boots the application, cycling through the internal boot stages.

Note: Should rarely be called directly. Instead use #start

Returns Promise

get

Returns an internal Module object for the given name.

Parameters

  • name string The name of the module to return

Returns Module

init

Initializes the application by loading plugins, then booting the application.

Note: this should rarely be called directly. Instead use #start

Returns Promise

restart

Restarts the Nxus application.

Returns Promise

start

Starts the Nxus application.

Returns Promise

stop

Stops the currently running application, removing all event listeners.

Returns Promise

PluginManager

The PluginManager handles all of the module loading. Load order is as follows:

  1. Packages in node_modules that match the passed namespace config option, and packages in the @nxus namespace.
  2. Folders in the <appDir>/modules directory.
  3. Filepaths passed in the modules config option

accumulatePackage

Creates the internal representation of a package

Parameters

  • packages array the list of active packages being loaded by Nxus
  • directory string the directory of the new package to load

Returns object the package, as returned by require

arrayify

Helper method to ensure a passed variable is an array. Wraps the value in an array if it isn't already.

Parameters

  • el anything the item to ensure is an array

Returns Array either a new empty array, or el as is if its an array, or el wrapped in an array.

getDeps

Loads the dependencies for a particular package, as defined by the 'dependencies' object in the package.json file.

Parameters

  • pkg object the package object generated by accumulatePackage()

Returns array an array of the package's dependencies, as filepaths or node_module names

getPluginPackageJson

Loads the package.json file for the specified packages.

Parameters

  • path string the root package folder path

Returns object the parsed json object in package.json

loadCustomPlugins

Loads custom plugins in the <appDir>/modules directory

Parameters

  • options object configuration options
  • packages packages the array of packages currently loaded by Nxus

loadPackage

Loads a package

Parameters

  • name string The name of the package
  • directory string A path to the package
  • packages array An array of the currently loaded packages

loadPackages

Loads all Nxus pacakges for an application

Parameters

  • options object options to use to load the packages
  • packages packages the array of packages currently loaded by Nxus

loadPassedPlugins

Loads manually passed in packages by path

Parameters

  • options object configuration options
  • packages packages the array of packages currently loaded by Nxus

Dispatcher

Extends EventEmitter

The core Dispatcher class, which implements promisified

Examples

import { Dispatcher } from '@nxus/core'
class MyClass extends Dispatcher {
  ...
}

after

Bind to after an event. Receives the event handlers results, should return modified results or nothing.

Parameters

  • event string The name of the event to bind to
  • listener callable The after handler for the event

before

Bind to before an event. Receives the event arguments, should return modified arguments or nothing.

Parameters

  • event string The name of the event to bind to
  • listener callable The before handler for the event

emit

Emits an event, calling all registered handlers.

Parameters

  • event string The name of the event to emit.
  • args ...Any Arguments to the event handlers

Returns Promise Returns a promise that resolves when all handlers have completed, with any returned results as an array.

once

Bind to an event once

Parameters

  • event string The name of the event to bind to
  • listener callable= The handler for the event

Returns Promise Returns a promise that resolves when the event fires

onceAfter

Bind once to after an event. Receives the event handlers results, should return modified results or nothing.

Parameters

  • event string The name of the event to bind to
  • listener callable The after handler for the event

Returns Promise Returns a promise that resolves when the event fires

onceBefore

Bind once to before an event. Receives the event arguments, should return modified arguments or nothing.

Parameters

  • event string The name of the event to bind to
  • listener callable The before handler for the event

Returns Promise Returns a promise that resolves when the event fires

ConfigurationManager

ConfigurationManager loads the internal app.config hash using the following order (each overwrites any values of the previous):

  1. Opts loaded into the application object.
  2. Opts in the config hash of the project package.json file
  3. Any environment variables

getConfig

Returns the final config option using the loading order described above.

Returns object the final composed configuration object.

getEnvironmentVariables

Extracts the currently avaiable environment variables

Returns object A hash of the current environment variables

getNodeEnv

Returns the current NODE_ENV

Returns string the current NODE_ENV

getPackageJSONConfig

Gets the local package.json file and tries to find an internal config key

Returns object the intenral config object or an empty object if it isn't defined.

Module

Extends Dispatcher

The core Module class. This provides a messaging proxy layer between modules and calling code. The main advantage of this proxy class is that missing modules won't cause exceptions in the code.

Modules are accessed through the Application.get() method

Examples

let router = app.get('router')

Producer modules should register themselves with the use() method, and define gather() and respond() handlers:
app.get('router').use(this).gather('route')
app.get('templater').use(this).respond('template')

Consumer modules should get the module they need to use and call provide or request
app.get('router').provide('route', ...)
app.get('templater').request('render', ...)

Modules proxy event names as methods to provide/request, so these are synomymous with above:
app.get('router').route(...)
app.get('templater').render(...)

Default implementations should be indicated by using default() to occur before provide()
Overriding another implementation can use replace() to occur after provide()
app.get('router').default('route', GET', '/', ...)
app.get('router').replace('route', GET', '/', ...)

Provide, default, and replace all return a proxy object if called with no arguments, so these are synonymous with above:
app.get('router').default().route('GET', '/', ...)
app.get('router').replace().route('GET', '/', ...)

default

Provide default arguments to a delayed gather() call, before other provides

Parameters

  • name string The name of the gather event
  • args ...Any Arguments to provide to the gather event

Returns Promise Resolves when the event is eventually handled

gather

Receive arguments provided to a delayed gather() call.

Parameters

  • name string The name of the gather event
  • handler callable The handler for each provided value

provide

Provide arguments to a delayed gather() call.

Parameters

  • name string The name of the gather event
  • args ...Any Arguments to provide to the gather event

Returns Promise Resolves when the event is eventually handled

replace

Provide a replacement for a delayed gather() call (after others are provided)

Parameters

  • name string The name of the gather event
  • args ...Any Arguments to provide to the gather event

Returns Promise Resolves when the event is eventually handled

request

Request the result of processing a named event

Parameters

  • name string The name of the request event
  • args ...Any Arguments to provide to the responder

Returns Promise Resolves to the result of the event's handler

respond

Respond to a named event

Parameters

  • name string The name of the request event
  • handler callable The handler for the request

use

Let another instance use this module's events to reduce boilerplate calls

Parameters

  • instance

Watcher

The Watcher class monitors the project directory and restarts the application whenever there is a change in files detected. Useful for development.

Current Tags

  • 2.4.0-9                                ...           latest (4 years ago)

41 Versions

  • 2.4.0-9                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.4.0-8                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.4.0-7                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.4.0-6                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.4.0-5                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.4.0-4                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.4.0-2                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.4.0-1                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.4.0-0                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.3.13                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.3.12                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.3.11                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.3.10                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.3.9                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.3.8                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.3.7                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.3.6                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.3.5                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.3.4                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.3.3                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.3.2                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.3.1                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.3.0                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.2.2                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.2.1                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.2.0                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.1.0                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.0.3                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.0.2                                ...           4 years ago
  • 2.0.1                                ...           5 years ago
  • 2.0.0                                ...           5 years ago
  • 1.1.1                                ...           5 years ago
  • 1.1.0                                ...           5 years ago
  • 1.0.7                                ...           5 years ago
  • 1.0.6                                ...           5 years ago
  • 1.0.5                                ...           5 years ago
  • 1.0.4                                ...           5 years ago
  • 1.0.3                                ...           5 years ago
  • 1.0.2                                ...           5 years ago
  • 1.0.1                                ...           5 years ago
  • 1.0.0                                ...           5 years ago
Downloads
Today 0
This Week 0
This Month 0
Last Day 0
Last Week 0
Last Month 0
Dependencies (12)
Dev Dependencies (7)
Dependents (1)

Copyright 2014 - 2016 © taobao.org |