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Node_Nats

A Node.js client for the NATS messaging system.

Build Status

Installation

npm install nats

Basic Usage

var nats = require('nats').connect();

// Simple Publisher
nats.publish('foo', 'Hello World!');

// Simple Subscriber
nats.subscribe('foo', function(msg) {
  console.log('Received a message: ' + msg);
});

// Unsubscribing
var sid = nats.subscribe('foo', function(msg) {});
nats.unsubscribe(sid);

// Requests
nats.request('help', function(response) {
  console.log('Got a response for help: ' + response);
});

// Replies
nats.subscribe('help', function(request, replyTo) {
  nats.publish(replyTo, 'I can help!');
});

// Close connection
nats.close();

end

Wildcard Subscriptions

// "*" matches any token, at any level of the subject.
nats.subscribe('foo.*.baz', function(msg, reply, subject) {
  console.log('Msg received on [' + subject + '] : ' + msg);
});

nats.subscribe('foo.bar.*', function(msg, reply, subject) {
  console.log('Msg received on [' + subject + '] : ' + msg);
});

// ">" matches any length of the tail of a subject, and can only be the last token
// E.g. 'foo.>' will match 'foo.bar', 'foo.bar.baz', 'foo.foo.bar.bax.22'
nats.subscribe('foo.>', function(msg, reply, subject) {
  console.log('Msg received on [' + subject + '] : ' + msg);
});

Queue Groups

// All subscriptions with the same queue name will form a queue group.
// Each message will be delivered to only one subscriber per queue group, queuing semantics.
// You can have as many queue groups as you wish.
// Normal subscribers will continue to work as expected.
nats.subscribe('foo', {'queue':'job.workers'}, function() {
  received += 1;
});

Advanced Usage

// Publish with closure, callback fires when server has processed the message
nats.publish('foo', 'You done?', function() {
  console.log('msg processed!');
});

// Flush connection to server, callback fires when all messages have been processed.
nats.flush(function() {
  console.log('All clear!');
});

// Timeouts for subscriptions
var sid = nats.subscribe('foo', function() {
  received += 1;
});

// Timeout unless a certain number of messages have been received
nats.timeout(sid, timeout_ms, expected, function() {
  timeout = true;
});

// Auto-unsubscribe after MAX_WANTED messages received
nats.subscribe('foo', {'max':MAX_WANTED});
nats.unsubscribe(sid, MAX_WANTED);

// Multiple connections
var nats = require('nats');
var nc1 = nats.connect();
var nc2 = nats.connect();

nc1.subscribe('foo');
nc2.publish('foo');

See examples and benchmarks for more information..

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2011-2013 Derek Collison

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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