grouped-queue

In memory queue system prioritizing tasks

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In memory queue system prioritizing tasks.

Documentation

Installation

$ npm install --save grouped-queue

Methods

Constructor

The constructor take an optionnal array of tasks group. The first String name will be the first queue to be emptied, the second in second, etc.

By default, the constructor always add a default queue at the last position. You can overwrite the position of the default group if you specify it explicitly.

var Queue = require('grouped-queue');

var queue = new Queue([ 'first', 'second', 'third' ]);

Queue#add add( [group], task, [options] )

Add a task into a group queue. If no group name is specified, default will be use.

Implicitly, each time you add a task, the queue will start emptying (if not already running).

Each tasks runned in the queue will receive a callback function to call once finished.

queue.add(function( cb ) {
  DB.fetch().then( cb );
});

You can register tasks in queues that will be dropped if they're already planned. This is done with the once option. You pass a String (basically a name) to the once option.

// This one will eventually run
queue.add( method, { once: "readDB" });

// This one will be dropped as `method` is currently in the queue
queue.add( method3, { once: "readDB" });

Pro tip

Bind your tasks with context and arguments!

var task = function( models, cb ) {
  /* you get `models` data here! */
};
queue.add( task.bind(null, models) );

That's all?

Yes!

Events

end

This event is called each time the queue emptied itself.

Contributing

Style Guide: Please base yourself on Idiomatic.js style guide with two space indent
Unit test: Unit test are wrote in Mocha. Please add a unit test for every new feature or bug fix. npm test to run the test suite.
Documentation: Add documentation for every API change. Feel free to send corrections or better docs!
Pull Requests: Send fixes PR on the master branch. Any new features should be send on the wipbranch.

License

Copyright (c) 2013 Simon Boudrias (twitter: @vaxilart)
Licensed under the MIT license.

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