node-redis-pubsub

Redis PubSub client for Node

npm install node-redis-pubsub
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NRP (Node Redis Pubsub)

Simple pubsub for node using Redis. Why use NRP instead of Node's EventEmitter? It is useful when your Node application needs to share data with other applications. In that case EventEmitter will not help you, you need an external pubsub provider. Redis is pretty good at this, but its pubsub API is strange. So you use this wrapper.

Install and test

$ npm install node-redis-pubsub      # Install locally
$ npm install -g node-redis-pubsub   # Install globally
$ 
$ make test   # test (devDependencies need to be installed and a Redis server up)

Usage

Setup

for a trusted environment where Redis runs locally, unprotected on a port blocked by firewall.

var NRP = require('node-redis-pubsub')
  , config = { port: 6379       // Port of your locally running Redis server
             , scope: 'demo'    // Use a scope to prevent two NRPs from sharing messages
             }
  , nrp = new NRP(config);      // This is the NRP client

for a remote Redis server

var NRP = require('node-redis-pubsub')
  , config = { port: 1234       // Port of your remote Redis server
             , host: 'path.to.reremote.redis.host' // Redis server host, defaults to 127.0.0.1
             , auth: 'password' // Password 
             , scope: 'demo'    // Use a scope to prevent two NRPs from sharing messages
             }
  , nrp = new NRP(config);      // This is the NRP client

Simple pubsub

nrp.on('say hello', function (data) {
  console.log('Hello ' + data.name);
});

nrp.emit('say hello', { name: 'Louis' });   // Outputs 'Hello Louis'


// You can use patterns to capture all messages of a certain type
nrp.on('city:*', function (data) {
  console.log(data.city + ' is great');
});

nrp.emit('city:hello', { city: 'Paris' });   // Outputs 'Paris is great'
nrp.emit('city:yeah', { city: 'San Francisco' });   // Outputs 'San Francisco is great'

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2012 tldr.io <hello@tldr.io>

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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