worker-query

Reduces the boilerplate in setting up a request/response pattern between your main thread and a web worker

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worker-query experimental

Reduces the boilerplate in setting up a request/response pattern between your main thread and a web worker. Intended for use with browserify and webworkify.

worker-query

Example

Here's a trivial example of calculating the nth fibonacci number. There's some code you can browserify in the example folder too.

// index.js
var fibonacci = require('./setup')

fibonacci(80, function(err, result) {
  if (err) throw err
  console.log(result) // 23416728348467684
})
// setup.js
var parent = require('worker-query/parent')
var worker = require('webworkify')

module.exports = parent(
  worker(require('./fibonacci'))
)
// fibonacci.js
module.exports = child(function(data, done) {
  var a = 0
  var b = 1
  var c

  for (var i = 1; i < data; i += 1) {
    c = a + b
    a = b
    b = c
  }

  done(null, c)
})

API

require('worker-query/child')(request(data, done(err, result[, transfers])))

Creates and returns a worker template: calling that function on a clean worker will set up everything you need on the worker's end. request is a function called every time data is requested with the data supplied and a done callback you should call with the result.

get = require('worker-query/parent')(worker)

Takes a fresh worker and sets up everything you need on the parent script's end to request data from it. Returns a function you can use to request data.

get(data, callback(err, result)[, transfers])

Pass data to the worker - when it's ready, it should return the result through callback. Optionally, you can pass through an array of transferable objects as a third argument for better performance.

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