Easier caching in node.js
JavaScript

README.md

node-caching

Makes working with caching easier.

Installation

Via npm:

$ npm install caching

Pseudo code example

var Caching = require('caching');
var cache = new Caching('redis'); /* use 'memory' or 'redis' */

var ttl = 60 * 1000; // 1minute;
cache('twitter-users', ttl, function(passalong) {
	getMostActiveTwitterUser(function(err, userName) {
		fetchTwitterFollowers(userName, passalong); // passalong replaces function(err, userList) {}
	})
}, function(err, userList) {
	console.log(userList);
});

Code example

var Caching = require('caching');
var cache = new Caching('redis'); /* use 'memory' or 'redis' */

setInterval(function() {
	cache('key', 10000 /*ttl in ms*/, function(passalong) {
		// This will only run once, all following requests will use cached data.
		setTimeout(function() {
			passalong(null, 'Cached result');
		}, 1000);
	}, function(err, results) {
		// This callback will be reused each call
		console.log(results);
	});
}, 100);

Built in stores

  • Memory
  • Redis

Api

cache(key, ttl, runIfNothingInCache, useReturnedCachedResults);

arguments[0]

Key, 'myKey'

arguments[1]

Time To Live in ms, 60*30*1000

arguments[2]

Callback that will run if results aren't already in cache store.

function(passalong) {
	setTimeout(function() {
		passalong(null, 'mape', 'frontend developer', 'sweden');
	}, 1000);
}

arguments[3]

Callback that is called every time the method runs.

function(err, name, position, location) {
	console.log(name, position, location);
}