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rws

0.0.1 • Public • Published

rws

A reconnecting WebSocket for node.js and the browser.

Features:

  • Automatically reconnect closed sockets.
  • Messages are queued while reconnecting, both server side as well as client side.
  • Client works both in the browser and in node.js.

rws builds upon the ws WebSocket library.

Install

npm install rws

Use

Server

var rws = require('rws');

var PORT = 3000;
var server = new rws.ReconnectingWebSocketServer({port: PORT}, function () {
  console.log('listening on port ' + PORT);
});

server.on('connection', function (conn) {
  conn.onmessage = function (event) {
    var data = event.data;
    console.log('message', data);
  };
});

setInterval(function () {
  for (var id in server.connections) {
    if (server.connections.hasOwnProperty(id)) {
      server.connections[id].send('Hello ' + id + ' ' + new Date().toISOString());
    }
  }
}, 5000);

Client

var ReconnectingWebSocket = require('rws').ReconnectingWebSocket;
 
var URL = 'ws://localhost:3000';
var conn = new ReconnectingWebSocket(URL, {
  id: 'client1' // optional id, used by the server to re-identify the client when reconnecting
});
 
conn.onmessage = function (event) {
  var data = event.data;
  console.log('message', data);
};
 
setInterval(function () {
  conn.send('Hello from ' + conn.id +  ' ' + new Date().toISOString());
}, 5000);

API

TODO: describe API

Build

To build the library for use in the browser:

npm run build

This basically bundles and minifies ReconnectingWebSocket using browserify. When browserifying, the library ws is excluded as this is not needed in the browser.

License

Copyright (C) 2014 Jos de Jong wjosdejong@gmail.com

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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Install

npm i rws

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