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a full featured i/o framework for node.js

v0.6.0

hook.io creates a distributed node.js EventEmitter that works cross-process / cross-platform / cross-browser. Think of it like a real-time event bus that works anywhere JavaScript is supported.

You create custom i/o scenarios by picking and choosing from an extensive library of tiny, independent, autonomous "hooks" that seamlessly work together.

Email List: http://groups.google.com/group/hookio

Features :

  • Build large, decoupled, distributed, and fault tolerant I/O heavy applications in node.js
  • Create hooks on ANY device that supports JavaScript ( cross-browser support via socket.io )
  • Throw any block of sync or async code on a new process with a callback
  • Easily scale any tcp based messaging infrastructure ( such as clustering socket.io chat rooms in memory )
  • Interprocess Message Publishing and Subscribing done through EventEmitter2 and dnode
  • Messaging API inherits and mimics Node's native EventEmitter API ( with the help of EventEmitter2 )
  • Spawning and Daemonizing of processes handled with Forever
  • Easily connect / disconnect hooks "hot" without affecting other services
  • Core library currently checking in at about ~450 lines of code

Available Hooks ( more coming soon )

Getting Start / Demo

 npm install hook.io-helloworld -g

Now run:

 hookio-helloworld

Spawn up as many as you want. The first one becomes a server, the rest will become clients. Each helloworld hook emits a hello on an interval. Now watch the i/o party go!

Blog Posts

http://blog.nodejitsu.com/distribute-nodejs-apps-with-hookio

Tests

Currently all tests require some setup. Eventually they will be compatible with npat:

  $ cd /path/to/hook.io
  $ npm install forever
  $ [sudo] npm link
  $ cd /path/to/hook.io-helloworld
  $ [sudo] npm link
  $ [sudo] npm link hook.io
  $ cd /path/to/hook.io
  $ [sudo] npm link hook.io-helloworld
  $ vows --spec 

Core Hook.io Team

Marak Squires, Charlie Robbins, Jameson Lee

Contributors (through code and advice)

Substack, h1jinx, AvianFlu, Chapel, Dominic Tarr, Tim Smart, tmpvar, kadir pekel, perezd

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