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-- Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers


This library provides a Promise.all()-like capabilities for re-frame.

Demo gif  1

What's in it for me?

Let us elaborate on what's happening on the gif attached above. When button "prepare party!" is clicked, 4 independent events are dispatched asynchronously. We want to fire an event dispatch that will indicate that the whole process is ready once every event finishes its' work.

Use Case examples:
  • Fire a get-user-home request once two independent POST requests are finished.
  • It boosts your optimistic app-db updates! You can dispatch a GET in background and just assume it will be done by the time you need it. So the reasons of waiting at the final step can be transparent for users.

Add dependency

[aramis.core "0.1.1"]

Dispatching a group

    [re-frame.core :as rf]
    [aramis.core :as aramis]
(def collaborators
    [[::bar {:event-id :bar-id}]
     [::baz {:event-id :baz-id} extra-arguments]])


Make sure, that the collaborators events you dispatch have a hash-map containing :event-id as a first parameter.

Handling collaborators

Every event you register as a collaborator must ultimately report its' success.

  (fn [{:keys [db]} [_ {:keys [event-id]}]]
     {:method :post
      :uri "/api/do-something"
      :on-success [:success event-id]}

  (fn [{:keys [db]} [_ event-id]]
    {:dispatch-n [[::aramis/report event-id]
                  ... others things you do on succes.

That's it?

To have you ready to try it out? Yes. Does that cover all of the features? Hell no!

Add a collaborator on the fly

Imagine that due to your actions you need to add more collaborators and hence delay the ultimate goal dispatch. Aramis's got you covered!

  • If you want to dispatch and hook to a group:
  [::aramis/one-of group-id
   [::one-small-favor {:event-id :xyz}]])
  • If you want to just hook:
  [::aramis/add-collaborator group-id
   [::one-small-favor {:event-id :xyz}]])

Data structure explained

Aramis stores its' data in appdb under :aramis property.

 {:pending #{:event-1-id :event-2-id}
  :done #{:event-3-id}
  :once-done [::foo/say-hello "World"]}
 {:pending #{:event-2-id :event-99-id}
  :once-done [::foo/say-hello "Group 2"]}}

Keys of that hashmap are groups registered.

  • :pending contains a set of collaborators still doing their job.
  • :once-done - an event that will be dispatched once :pending set is empty.

One event collaborating to many groups

One event can collaborate to as many groups as you need. Finishing one group works independently from progress in other groups.

Status of groups and collaborators

Aramis equips you with couple of subscriptions you could use to track progress of your groups:

(rf/subscribe [::group-status :group1-id])
=> {:pending #{:event-1-id :event-2-id}
    :done #{:event-3-id}
    :once-done [::foo/say-hello "World"]}
(rf/subscribe [::event-info :event-2-id])
=> {:status :pending
    :collaborates-to #{:group-1-id :group-2-id}}
(rf/subscribe [::event-status :event-x-id])
=> :pending
(subscribe [::event-status-in-group :group-1-id :event-x-id])
=> :pending

Known issues and limitations

  • Dispatching one event in two ::one-of wrappers will disptach the event two times.
  • It's assumed that status of one event as a collaborator is the same in every group it collaborates to.
  • Proper error handling is yet to be done. Possible scenario ideas will be valuable contribution. Thanks!


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