task-group

Node module to run a graph of tasks

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task-group

Node module to run a graph of tasks. This makes it super easy to manage groups of tasks that have dependencies, while running everything asynchronously and in parallel.

Example

var taskGroup = require('task-group');

taskGroup()
    .task('dir', function(done) {
        fs.mkdir('my-dir', done);
    })

    // The `file` task must have the `dir` task completed before it runs
    .task('file', ['dir'], function(done) {
        fs.writeFile('my-dir/file', 'Test file', done);
    })

    // Runs the `file` task, which depends on the `dir` task
    .run('file', function(err) {
        // `err` contains the error if an error occurred in any of the tasks that
        // were run.
    })

    // Runs all tasks
    .run(function(err) {

    })

    // Run multiple tasks
    .run(['file', ...], function(err) {

    });

Reference

taskGroup()

This returns a new task group, which has the #task and #run methods. The module exports this function directly.

The returned object's methods can be chained for more concise code.

#task(name, [dependencies], [action])

This method registers a task with the specified name. The name must be a string. Dependencies can be specified as an array containing the names of tasks that must be run before this task. If dependencies is omitted, it is assumed that there are not dependencies. action is a function that will be called when the task is to be run. It will be provided a callback function that it must call when the task is complete, optionally passing an error to it.

#run([tasks], [callback])

Runs the specified tasks. tasks can be a single string or an array of strings specifying all the tasks to run. If tasks is null or omitted, it will run all the registered tasks. callback is a function that is called when all tasks are complete, with the first parameter being the error if an error occured, or null.

License

MIT License. See the LICENSE file.

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