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backburner.js Build Status

A rewrite of the Ember.js run loop as a generic microlibrary.

TL;DR

A priority queue that will efficiently batch, order, reorder and process work; done via scheduling work on specific queues.

API

Constructor

Constructor Description
new Backburner() instantiate a Backburner instance with an array of queue names

Instance methods

Method Description
Backburner#run execute the passed function and flush any deferred actions
Backburner#defer defer the passed function to run inside the specified queue
Backburner#deferOnce defer the passed function to run inside the specified queue, only execute it once
Backburner#setTimeout execute the passed function in a specified amount of time
Backburner#debounce execute the passed function in a specified amount of time, reset timer upon additional calls
Backburner#throttle rate-limit the passed function for a specified amount of time
Backburner#cancel cancel a deferOnce, setTimeout, debounce or throttle
Backburner#on Add an event callback. Supports the following events:
  • begin - Fires whenever the runloop begins. Callbacks are passed the current instance and the previous instance.
  • end - Fires whenever the runloop ends. Callbacks are passed the current instance and the next instance.
Backburner#off Removes an event callback
Backburner#join Join the passed method with an existing queue and execute immediately, if there isn't one use Backburner#run
Backburner#getDebugInfo Returns debug information for counters, timers and queues, which includes surfacing the stack trace information for the respective calls

Alias

Alias Description
Backburner#schedule same as defer
Backburner#scheduleOnce same as deferOnce
Backburner#later same as setTimeout

Example usage

The following code will only cause a single DOM manipulation:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <title>Backburner demo</title>
  </head>

  <body>
    <div id="name"></div>

    <script type="module">
      import Backburner from './dist/es6/backburner.js'

      var backburner = new Backburner(['render']),
        person = {name: 'Erik'};

      function updateName() {
        document.querySelector('#name').innerHTML = person.name;
      }

      function setName(name) {
        person.name = name;
        backburner.deferOnce('render', updateName);
      }

      backburner.run(function() {
        setName('Kris');
        setName('Tom');
        setName('Yehuda');
      });
    </script>
  </body>
</html>