primus-rooms

Simple rooms wrapper for Primus

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Primus Rooms

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Node.JS module that adds room capabilities to a Primus server.

Compatibility

primus-rooms@3.x.x is now compatible with primus@2.x.x series, if for some reason you need to continue using an old version of primus then you can always go back and install a previous version of primus-rooms like so:

$ npm install primus-rooms@2.3.0

Changes since version 3.0.0

  • It's no longer possible to automatically exclude the sender when sending a message from a client to all connected clients in a room:

    spark.room('room').write('message'); // target all clients including the sender
    

    If you want to exclude the sender use the except method:

    spark.room('room').except(spark.id).write('message');
    
  • The leaveallrooms event handler is no longer called on the spark when the client closes the connection:

    spark.on('leaveallrooms', function (rooms, spark) {
      // no longer works when the client closes the connection
    });
    

    You can still handle the event if you have a listener on the Primus instance:

    primus.on('leaveallrooms', function (rooms, spark) {
      // works when the client closes the connection
    });
    
  • primus.adapter is no longer a function. Jump to primus.adapter to see how you can provide a custom adapter.

Installation

npm install primus-rooms

Usage

On the Server

var Primus = require('primus');
var Rooms = require('primus-rooms');
var server = require('http').createServer();

// primus instance
var primus = new Primus(server, { transformer: 'websockets' });

// add rooms to Primus
primus.use('rooms', Rooms);

primus.on('connection', function (spark) {

  spark.on('data', function(data) {

    data = data || {};
    var action = data.action;
    var room = data.room;

    // join a room
    if ('join' === action) {
      spark.join(room, function () {

        // send message to this client
        spark.write('you joined room ' + room);

        // send message to all clients except this one
        spark.room(room).except(spark.id).write(spark.id + ' joined room ' + room);
      });
    }

    // leave a room
    if ('leave' === action) {
      spark.leave(room, function () {

        // send message to this client
        spark.write('you left room ' + room);
      });
    }

  });

});

server.listen(8080);

On the Client

var primus = Primus.connect('ws://localhost:8080');

primus.on('open', function () {

  // Send request to join the news room
  primus.write({ action: 'join', room: 'news' });

  // Send request to leave the news room
  primus.write({ action: 'leave', room: 'news' });

  // print server message
  primus.on('data', function (message) {
    console.log(message);
  });

});

Client to client

Client

primus.write({ room: 'chat', msg: 'Hello some one' });

Server

primus.on('connection', function(spark){

  spark.on('data', function(data){
    var room = data.room;
    var message = data.msg;

    // check if spark is already in this room
    if (~spark.rooms().indexOf(room)) {
      send();
    } else {
      // join the room
      spark.join(room, function(){
        send();
      });
    }

    // send to all clients in the room
    function send() {
      spark.room(room).write(message);
    }
  });

});

API

primus.adapter

Set your own adapter for rooms, by default primus-rooms comes with its own memory adapter primus-rooms-adapter but its easy to provide a custom one.

// as argument
var primus = new Primus(url, {
  transformer: 'sockjs',
  rooms: { adapter: myAdapter }
});
primus.use('rooms', Rooms);

// by setting the property
primus.adapter = new MyAdapter();

For more information on how to create your own custom adapter check out the documentation of primus-rooms-adapter.

primus.join(sparks, name, [fn])

Join multiple sparks to a room or multiple rooms, fn is optional callback.

primus.join([spark1, spark2, spark3], 'news', fn);

// to multiple rooms
primus.join([spark1, spark2, spark3], 'news sport', fn);

Join multiple sparks to a room or multiple rooms by passing spark ids.

primus.join(['1389028863093$0', '1389028862534$1', '1389028862896$3'], 'news', fn);

// to multiple rooms
primus.join(['1389028863093$0', '1389028862534$1', '1389028862896$3'], 'news sport', fn);

You can also mix ids with instances in the array:

primus.join([spark1, spark2, '1389028862896$3'], 'news', fn);

You can also pass a single spark instance or id to join a room or multiple rooms:

primus.join(spark, 'news', fn);

This is also equivalent:

primus.join('1389028863093$0', 'news', fn);

primus.leave(sparks, name, [fn])

Remove multiple sparks from a room or multiple rooms, fn is optional callback.

primus.leave([spark1, spark2, spark3], 'news', fn);

// multiple rooms
primus.leave([spark1, spark2, spark3], 'news sport', fn);

Remove multiple sparks from a room or multiple rooms by passing spark ids.

primus.leave(['1389028863093$0', '1389028862534$1', '1389028862896$3'], 'news', fn);

// multiple rooms
primus.leave(['1389028863093$0', '1389028862534$1', '1389028862896$3'], 'news sport', fn);

You can also mix ids with instances in the array:

primus.leave([spark1, spark2, '1389028862896$3'], 'news', fn);

You can also pass a single spark instance or id to leave a room or multiple rooms:

primus.leave(spark, 'news', fn);

This is also equivalent:

primus.leave('1389028863093$0', 'news', fn);

primus.room(spark, name, [fn])

Target a specific room or rooms for broadcasting a message.

primus.room('room').write('hi');

in is an equivalent method to room:

primus.in('room').write('hi');

primus.room(room).write(message)

Send a message to a specific room.

primus.room('room').write('hi');

or to multiple rooms at once:

primus.room('sport news art').write('hi');

primus.room(name).except(ids);

Broadcast messages to clients in a room except to those especified.

primus.room('room').except('1386018854525$0 1386018854526$1').write('hi');

or pass an array:

var except = ['1386018854525$0', '1386018854526$1'];
primus.room('room').except(except).write('hi');

primus.room(room).clients([fn])

Get all client ids connected to a specific room. If no callback is passed the function will return synchronously the ids but please remember that NOT all adapters are guaranteed to be able to do this operation synchronously.

primus.room('room').clients(fn);

or synchronously if adapter supports it:

var clients = primus.room('room').clients();
console.log(clients);

primus.room(room).empty()

Remove all clients from a room or multiple rooms.

primus.room('sport').empty();

// or
primus.empty('sport');

or multiple rooms at the same time:

primus.room('news sport').empty();

// or
primus.empty('news sport');

primus.rooms([spark], [fn])

Get all active rooms on the server.

primus.rooms();

Get all rooms a specific spark is connected to.

primus.rooms(spark, fn);

You can also use the spark id:

primus.rooms(spark.id, fn);

// or
primus.rooms('1386018854525$0', fn);

primus.on('joinroom')

The joinroom event is emitted every time a spark has joined a room. First argument of the callback is the room and second argument is the spark.

primus.on('joinroom', function (room, spark) {
  console.log(spark.id + ' joined ' + room);
});

primus.on('leaveroom')

The leaveroom event is emitted every time a spark has left a room. First argument of the callback is the room and second argument is the spark.

primus.on('leaveroom', function (room, spark) {
  console.log(spark.id + ' left ' + room);
});

primus.on('leaveallrooms')

The leaveallrooms event is emitted every time the leaveAll method is called on a spark or when the end event is emitted on the client. First argument of the callback is an array with all rooms client joined.

primus.on('leaveallrooms', function (rooms, spark) {
  console.log(spark.id + ' leaving all rooms:', rooms);
});

primus.on('roomserror')

The roomserror event is emitted every time a spark encounter an error when joining or leaving a room. First argument of the callback is the error object and second argument is the spark.

primus.on('roomserror', function (error, spark) {
  console.log('room error from ' + spark.id, error);
});

spark.join(name, [fn])

Join client to a room, fn is optional callback.

spark.join('room');

Join multiple rooms at once.

spark.join('room1 room2 room3', fn);

spark.room(name, [fn])

Target a specific room.

spark.room('room').write('hi');
spark.room('room').clients(fn);

in is an equivalent method to room:

spark.in('room').write('hi');
spark.in('room').clients(fn);

spark.room(room).write(message)

Send a message to a specific room.

spark.room('room').write('hi');

spark.room(name).except(ids);

Broadcast messages to clients in a room except to those specified.

spark.room('room').except('1386018854525$0 1386018854526$1').write('hi');

or pass an array:

var except = ['1386018854525$0', '1386018854526$1'];
spark.room('room').except(except).write('hi');

spark.room(room).clients([fn])

Get all client ids connected to specific room. If no callback is passed the function will return synchronously the ids but please remember that NOT all adapters are guaranteed to be able to do this operation synchronously.

spark.room('room').clients(fn);

or synchronously if adapter supports it:

var clients = spark.room('room').clients();
console.log(clients);

spark.leave(name, [fn])

Leave a specific room, fn is optional callback.

spark.leave('room', fn);

Leave multiple rooms at once.

spark.leave('room1 room2 room3', fn);

spark.leaveAll()

Leave all rooms the client has joined.

spark.leaveAll();

spark.rooms()

Get all rooms client is connected to.

spark.rooms();

spark.isRoomEmpty([room])

Check to see if a room is empty.

spark.isRoomEmpty('sport');

or you can also use it like below but you can only pass one room, multiple rooms are not supported:

spark.room('sport').isRoomEmpty();

This is not supported, you will get incorrect results.

// wrong
spark.room('sport news').isRoomEmpty();

spark.on('joinroom')

The joinroom event is emitted every time a spark has joined a room. First argument of the callback is the room.

spark.on('joinroom', function (room) {
  console.log(room);
});

spark.on('leaveroom')

The leaveroom event is emitted every time a spark has left a room. First argument of the callback is the room.

spark.on('leaveroom', function (room) {
  console.log(room);
});

spark.on('leaveallrooms')

The leaveallrooms event is emitted every time the leaveAll method is called on a spark. First argument of the callback is an array with all rooms client joined.

spark.on('leaveallrooms', function (rooms) {
  console.log(rooms);
});

spark.on('roomserror')

The roomserror event is emitted every time a spark encounter an error when joining or leaving a room. First argument of the callback is the error object.

spark.on('roomserror', function (error) {
  console.log(error);
});

Run tests

$ make test

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License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2013 Jonathan Brumley <cayasso@gmail.com>

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