A plugin for superagent that throttles requests.
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superagent-throttle

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A plugin for superagent that throttles requests. Useful for rate or concurrency limited APIs.

Features

  • This doesn't just delay requests by an arbitrary number of ms, but intelligently manages requests so they're sent as soon as possible whilst staying beneath rate limits.
  • Can make serialised subqueues on the fly.
  • Follows superagent .use(throttle.plugin()) architecture
  • Can use multiple instances
  • includes builds for node4 LTS & superagent supported browsers

Install

  npm i --save superagent-throttle

Basic Usage

const request     = require('superagent')
const Throttle    = require('superagent-throttle')

let throttle = new Throttle({
  active: true,     // set false to pause queue
  rate: 5,          // how many requests can be sent every `ratePer`
  ratePer: 10000,   // number of ms in which `rate` requests may be sent
  concurrent: 2     // how many requests can be sent concurrently
})

request
.get('http://placekitten.com/100/100')
.use(throttle.plugin())
.end((err, res) => { ... })

Events

const request     = require('superagent')
const Throttle    = require('superagent-throttle')

let throttle = new Throttle()
.on('sent', (request) => { ... }) // sent a request
.on('received', (request) => { ... }) // received a response
.on('drained', () => { ... }) // received last response

Compatibility

// node 6
import Throttle from 'superagent-throttle'
// node 4
var Throttle = require('superagent-throttle/dist/node4')
// all browsers supported by superagent
var Throttle = require('superagent-throttle/dist/browser')

Serialised Sub Queues

When using API's to update a client, you may want some serialised requests which still count towards your rate limit, but do not block other requests. You can do that by passing a uri (not necessarily a valid url) to throttle.plugin, for those requests you want to serialise, and leave it out for other async requests. This can be done on the fly, you don't need to initialise subqueues first.

let endpoint = 'http://example.com/endpoint'
request
.get(endpoint)
.set('someData': someData)
.use(throttle.plugin(endpoint))
.end(callback)

it's common to use an endpoint for the uri, simply to serialise requests to that endpoint without interfering with requests to other endpoints

Options

  • active: whether or not the queue is paused. (default: true)
  • rate: how many requests can be sent every ratePer. (default: 40)
  • ratePer: number of ms in which rate requests may be sent. (default: 40000)
  • concurrent: how many requests can be sent concurrently. (default: 20)

Options can be set after instantiation using the options method.

    var throttle = new require('./index')({ active: false }) // start paused
    throttle.options('active', true) // unpause

Scripts

 - **npm run docs** : `rm -fr ./docs/* && docker -o ./docs -I -x dist,.README.md,test/fixtures,node_modules,docs,coverage`
  • npm run readme : node-readme
  • npm run gh-pages : gh-pages -d docs
  • npm run build : npm run babel:node4 && npm run babel:browser && npm run babel:node6 && npm run readme && npm run docs && cp docs/README.md.html docs/index.html && npm run gh-pages
  • npm run babel:node4 : cross-env NODE_ENV=node4 babel lib -d dist/node4
  • npm run babel:browser : cross-env NODE_ENV=browser babel lib -d dist/browser
  • npm run babel:node6 : cross-env NODE_ENV=node6 babel lib -d dist
  • npm run test:coverage : cross-env NODE_ENV=test nyc --reporter=lcov --reporter=text --check-coverage --lines 100 npm run test
  • npm run test : cross-env NODE_ENV=test mocha --compilers js:babel-register test
  • npm run test:watch : cross-env NODE_ENV=test mocha --compilers js:babel-register --watch test
  • npm run version : npm run build
  • npm run postversion : git push && git push --tags

Api

See the fancy annotated code.

Changelog

0.2.2

  • ES6 imports
  • included compatibility builds
  • switched to nock for test stubbing

0.2.1

  • fixed bug where errored requests are not cleared from concurrency count (possibly related to issue #6)

0.2.0

  • Removed extraneous dependencies
  • Fancy ES6 Class definition
  • Added unit tests
  • Event emitter
  • breaks 0.1.0 syntax

Author

Levi Wheatcroft levi@wht.cr

Contributing

Contributions welcome; Please submit all pull requests against the master branch.

License