highland

The high-level streams library

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Highland

The high-level streams library for Node.js and the browser. View the Highland website for more in-depth documentation.

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Introduction

Re-thinking the JavaScript utility belt, Highland manages synchronous and asynchronous code easily, using nothing more than standard JavaScript and Node-like Streams. You may be familiar with Promises, EventEmitters and callbacks, but moving between them is far from seamless. Thankfully, there exists a deeper abstraction which can free our code. By updating the tools we use on Arrays, and applying them to values distributed in time instead of space, we can discard plumbing and focus on the important things. With Highland, you can switch between synchronous and asynchronous data sources at will, without having to re-write your code. Time to dive in!

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Examples

Converting to/from Highland Streams

_([1,2,3,4]).toArray(function (xs) {
    // xs is [1,2,3,4]
});

Mapping over a Stream

var doubled = _([1,2,3,4]).map(function (x) {
    return x * 2;
});

Reading files in parallel (4 at once)

var data = _(filenames).map(readFile).parallel(4);

Handling errors

data.errors(function (err, rethrow) {
    // handle or rethrow error
});

Piping to a Node Stream

data.pipe(output);

Piping in data from Node Streams

var output = fs.createWriteStream('output');
var docs = db.createReadStream();

// wrap a node stream and pipe to file
_(docs).filter(isBlogpost).pipe(output);

// or, pipe in a node stream directly:
var through = _.pipeline(_.filter(isBlogpost));
docs.pipe(through).pipe(output);

Handling events

var clicks = _('click', btn).map(1);
var counter = clicks.scan(0, _.add);

counter.each(function (n) {
    $('#count').text(n);
});

Learn more at highlandjs.org

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