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ticks-tracer

1.3.0 • Public • Published

Ticks Tracer

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Takes snapshots for an object across event loop ticks.

Hint

Good for testing flow control packages like flowa, async, q, etc.

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Installation

npm install --save ticks-tracer

Usage

Take snapshot on every check phase of the event loop (using setImmediate internally).

var TicksTracer = require('ticks-tracer');
 
// A flow control package
var Flowa = require('flowa');
 
// The object to trace
var context = {};
 
// A dummy flow
var flow = new Flowa({
  type: 'serial',
  task1: generateDummyTask(1),
  task2: generateDummyTask(2),
  group1: {
    type: 'parallel',
    task3: generateDummyTask(3),
    task4: generateDummyTask(4)
  },
  task5: generateDummyTask(5)
});
 
// Start tracing
var ticksTracer = new TicksTracer(context);
 
// Execute the tasks
flow.run(context).then(function(result) {
 
  // Get the taken snapshots
  console.log(ticksTracer.getSnapshots());
  console.log(ticksTracer.getSnapshotsDiffs());
 
  // Stop the tracing
  ticksTracer.stop();
 
});
 
// Don't worry about this
function generateDummyTask(id) {
  
  return function(context, callback) {
    context['task' + id] = true;
    setImmediate(callback);
  };
 
}

The output is:

[
  {},
  { task1: true },
  { task1: true, task2: true },
  { task1: true, task2: true, task3: true, task4: true },
  { task1: true, task2: true, task3: true, task4: true, task5: true }
]

API

TicksTracer(tracedObject)

To create a TicksTracer object and start tracing

stop()

Stop tracing

getTicksCount()Number

Get the current tick number

getSnapshotAt(tick)Object

Get a taken snapshot by a tick number

getSnapshots()Array

Get all taken snapshots indexed by ticks numbers

getSnapshotsDiffs()Array

Get a list of snapshots that represent only the diffs

TicksTracer(tracedObject)

To create a TicksTracer object and start tracing.

Param Type Description
tracedObject Object The object to take snapshots of

stop()

Stop tracing.

getTicksCount() ⇒ Number

Get the current tick number.

Returns: Number

getSnapshotAt(tick) ⇒ Object

Get a taken snapshot by a tick number.

Param Type Description
tick Number The tick number

Returns: Object

getSnapshots() ⇒ Array

Get all taken snapshots indexed by ticks numbers.

Returns: Array

getSnapshotsDiffs() ⇒ Array

Get a list of snapshots that represent only the diffs

Returns: Array

License

This project is under the MIT license.

Install

npm i ticks-tracer

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1.3.0

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