Wraps event-store-client with promises and streams
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Event Store Promises

An interface to Event Store using Promises and Streams.

Programming for event sourcing fits perfectly with javascripts asynchronous handling of Promises and Streams. This lib puts a layer on top of the protocol implementation event-store-client.


npm install --save event-store-promise

Example usage

An example using Highland and asyncawait to reduce an eventstream to a state.

It also pushes new events to the stream to have something to pull, ans waits for 10 events, but times out after 2 seconds.

'use strict'

const EventStorePromise = require('event-store-promise')
const async             = require('asyncawait/async')
const await             = require('asyncawait/await')
const _                 = require('highland')

// A convenient wrapper to await the result of a highland stream.  Always gives an array though.
const await_  = stream => await(new Promise((res, rej) => stream.errors(rej).toArray(res)))

// A stub applyEvent that justs take the event object and boils down the latest value of each key.
const applyEvent = (state, event) => Object.assign({}, state, event)

// Stream to boil down.
const streamId   =  'testStream'

async(() => {
  // Connect to EventStore.
  const esp = await(EventStorePromise({
    host:        '',
    port:        1113,
    credentials: {username: 'admin', password: 'changeit'},

  // Try adding some events asynchronously.
  setInterval(async(() => {
    const event = {foo: 'bar', date: Date()}
    console.log('Adding event in stream', streamId)
    await(esp.writeEvents(streamId, esp.ExpectedVersion.Any, false,
                          [{eventId: esp.createGuid(), eventType: 'test', data: event}]))
    console.log('Event is now added asynchronously and awaited.')
  }), 400)

  try {
    // Read all events up until event 10.  This will wait for events to come in.
    const result = await_(_(esp.readStreamEventsUntil(streamId, 0, 10)).reduce(0, applyEvent))
    console.log('Got result', result)
  } catch (err) {
    // Catching errors, probably timeout for too few events.
    console.log('Caught error', err)
  console.log('\nAll done.')

API Documentation

Generic parameters:

  • streamId: The string identifier of an eventstore stream.
  • params: Object with timeout (seconds), resolveLinkTos (boolean), requireMaster (boolean), maxCount (integer)
  • from, to, and expectedVersion: Refers to eventNumber, order nr in event stream.

const esp = EventStorePromise(options)

Returns a promise of an esp object.

Options are passed to EventStore.Connection.

  • host
  • port
  • credentials - an object with username and password.

esp.close() → void

Closes the connection.

esp.createGuid() → string (uuid)

esp.sendPing() → Promise (of a pong)

esp.subscribeToStream(streamId, params) → stream

The returned stream emits open, data, close, and error.

Call stream.close() to stop subscription.

esp.readStreamEventsForward(streamId, from, params) → stream

The returned stream emits open, data, close, and error.

esp.readStreamEventsUntil(streamId, from, to, params) → stream

Returns a stream of all events from from to to. If the eventstore isn't yet up to to, it will subscribe and continue emitting events until to is reached, or params.timeout is reached.

The returned stream emits open, data, close, and error.

esp.writeEvents(streamId, expectedVersion, requireMaster, events) → Promise (of written)

  • events: An array of event objects. Each event object needs eventId (should be a uuid), eventType (string), and data (free object).

Return: A Promise of written, an object with:

  • result: integer, corresponding to esp.OperationResult values. Should be 0.
  • message
  • firstEventNumber
  • lastEventNumber: Last written event number.
  • preparePosition
  • commitPosition

esp.OperationResult / esp.OperationResult.getName(result)

Object with values of written result. Use esp.OperationResult.getName(result) to get the name of the result.


Not yet implemented.


Not yet implemented.