Class WorkerServer<Header, Provider, Remote>

Worker Server.

The WorkerServer is a class representing a Worker server which communicate with client (WorkerConnector), through the RPC (Remote Procedure Call).

Unlike other servers, WorkerServer can accept only one client (WorkerConnector), because the Worker is dependent on its parent instance (web page, node or parent worker). Thus, WorkerServer does not have any acceptor and communicates with client (its parent) directly.

To start communication with the client, call the open method with Provider instance. After your business, don't forget cosing this Worker instance. If the termination is performed by the WorkerConnector, you can wait the closing signal through the join method.

Also, when declaring this WorkerServer type, you've to define three generic arguments; Header, Provider and Remote. Those generic arguments must be same with the ones defined in the target WorkerConnector class (Provider and Remote must be reversed).

For reference, the first Header type repersents an initial data from the client after the connection. I recommend utilize it as an activation tool for security enhancement. The second generic argument Provider represents a provider from server to client, and the other Remote means a provider from the client to server.

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Type Parameters

  • Header

    Type of the header containing initial data.

  • Provider extends object | null

    Type of features provided for the client.

  • Remote extends object | null

    Type of features supported by client.

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  • Destory the communicator.

    A destory function must be called when the network communication has been closed. It would destroy all function calls in the remote system (by Driver<Controller>), which are not returned yet.

    The error instance would be thrown to those function calls. If the disconnection is abnormal, then write the detailed reason why into the error instance.


    • Optionalerror: Error

      An error instance to be thrown to the unreturned functions.

    Returns Promise<void>

  • Get Driver for RFC (Remote Function Call).

    The Controller is an interface who defines provided functions from the remote system. The Driver is an object who makes to call remote functions, defined in the Controller and provided by Provider in the remote system, possible.

    In other words, calling a functions in the Driver<Controller>, it means to call a matched function in the remote system's Provider object.

    • Controller: Definition only
    • Driver: Remote Function Call

    Type Parameters

    • Controller extends object = NonNullable<Remote>

      An interface for provided features (functions & objects) from the remote system (Provider).

    • UseParametric extends boolean = false

      Whether to convert type of function parameters to be compatible with their pritimive.

    Returns Driver<Controller, UseParametric>

    A Driver for the RFC.

  • Join connection.

    Wait until the connection to be closed.

    Returns Promise<void>

  • Join connection or timeout.

    Wait until the connection to be clsoed until timeout.


    • ms: number

      The maximum milliseconds for joining.

    Returns Promise<boolean>

    Whether awaken by disconnection or timeout.

  • Join connection or time expiration.

    Wait until the connection to be closed until time expiration.


    • at: Date

      The maximum time point to join.

    Returns Promise<boolean>

    Whether awaken by disconnection or time expiration.

  • Open server with Provider.

    Open worker server and start communication with the client (WorkerConnector).

    Note that, after your business, you should terminate this worker to prevent waste of memory leak. Close this worker by yourself (close) or let client to close this worker (WorkerConnector.close).


    • provider: Provider

      An object providing featrues for the client.

    Returns Promise<void>

  • Data Reply Function.

    A function should be called when data has come from the remote system.

    When you receive a message from the remote system, then parse the message with your special protocol and covert it to be an Invoke object. After the conversion, call this method.


    • invoke: Invoke

      Structured data converted by your special protocol.

    Returns void