axon-rpc

RPC for axon

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axon-rpc

RPC client / server for axon.

arpc(1)

The arpc(1) executable allows you to expose entire node modules with a single command, or inspect methods exposed by a given node.


Usage: arpc [options] <module>

Options:

  -h, --help            output usage information
  -V, --version         output the version number
  -a, --addr <addr>     bind to the given <addr>
  -m, --methods <addr>  inspect methods exposed by <addr>

Server

var rpc = require('axon-rpc')
  , axon = require('axon')
  , rep = axon.socket('rep');

var server = new rpc.Server(rep);
rep.bind(4000);

Server#expose(name, fn)

Expose a single method name mapped to fn callback.

server.expose('add', function(a, b, fn){
  fn(null, a + b);
});

Server#expose(object)

Expose several methods:

server.expose({
  add: function(){ ... },
  sub: function(){ ... }
});

This may also be used to expose an entire node module with exports:

server.expose(require('./api'));

Client

var rpc = require('axon-rpc')
  , axon = require('axon')
  , req = axon.socket('req');

var client = new rpc.Client(req);
req.connect(4000);

Client#call(name, ..., fn)

Invoke method name with some arguments and invoke fn(err, ...):

client.call('add', 1, 2, function(err, n){
  console.log(n);
  // => 3
})

Client#methods(fn)

Request available methods:

client.methods(function(err, methods){
  console.log(methods);
})

Responds with objects such as:

{
  add: {
    name: 'add',
    params: ['a', 'b', 'fn']
  }
}

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2012 TJ Holowaychuk <tj@learnboost.com>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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