scalable-server

Unlimited Scalable Server

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Scalable Server

Initiation


var Server = require('scalable-server');

var config = {
    daemon: {
        port: 8800,
        clients: [],
        servers: [],
        noEvents: false
    },
    test: false
};
var s = new Server(config);

// connect listeners
s.on('connection.new',  function(event) { /* .. code .. */ });
s.on('connection.lost', function(event) { /* .. code .. */ });

s.init();

// connect to additional clients and servers
// this can also be done from the config

s.getDaemon().addClient( port );
s.getDaemon().addServer( address ); // example : ws://localhost:9000/

Options

The options are given to the constructor

Daemon Options

This is in the daemon property of the config object.

  • port Sets the server port on the entered number, the default is 8800
  • clients Adds a connection to a client, this parameter can be repeated when required. This only requires a port number
  • servers Adds a connection to a server, this parameter can be repeated when required. This requires an object with the following attributes
    • hostname The hostname to connect to
    • port The port to connect to
  • noEvents If true, this sets the event handling to message events only. This effectively disables the use of evt.* events.

clients is the shorthand version of servers where the hostname is always "localhost"

Events

Global

  • log This event is emitted every time a log line is executed, this can be used to handle logs in your own way, instead of outputting them to the console
  • message This event is emitted every time a message is received, this is only triggered once per message. The handler for this parameter has 2 parameters;
    • message The message object, this includes the message, user, hashcode and event-type.
    • connection The connection which has send this message.
  • evt.<eventcode> This type of event is send whenever the client or a connected server sends out a message with the event type set. Note: this will be triggered instead of the message event. This can be configured.

    Example:

    Client: { "user": "hank", "event":"request", "method":"sayHello", "params": {} }

    Server: self.emit('evt.request', event);

If you put the returnValue of the EventObject to false, the message will not be send to other servers, nor clients. This allows to respond to an event without alerting the flock.

Connection

  • connection.new This event is emitted when a new connection is established. The handler for this event has one parameter, which is the connection object itself.
  • connection.lost This event is emitted when a connection is lost. The handler for this event has one parameter, which is the connection object itself. Note: one can no longer use this object for sending messages. The connection has been terminated.

Server

  • server.new This event is emitted when a new server-connection is established. The handler for this event has one parameter, which is the connection object itself.
  • server.lost This event is emitted when a server-connection is lost. The handler for this event has one parameter, which is the connection object itself. Note: one can no longer use this object for sending messages. The connection has been terminated.

Sub Modules

TBD

Objects

Submodule


Submodule: {
    server: null,     // Deamon
    // ...
    init:function(){} // Function
}

Connection


Connection: {
    pool: [],                  // ConnectionPool[]
    conn: null,                // Websocket
    // ...
    getIndex: function() {},   // int
    remove: function() {},     // void
    send: function(message) {} // void
}

Connection Pool


ConnectionPool: {
    pool:[],                                      // Connection[]
    // ...
    getPool: function() {},                       // Connection[]
    setPool: function(connections) {},            // void
    add: function(connection) {},                 // Connection
    remove: function(index) {},                   // Connection
    has: function(index) {}                       // boolean
    index: function(connection) {},               // int
    send: function(message, except_connection) {} // void
]

EventObject


EventObject: {
    event: "",         // String
    returnValue: true, // boolean
    // ...
    message: "",       // String
    connection: null   // Connection
}
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