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Npm Message Broker Libraries

Most Popular Npm Message Broker Libraries

NameSizeLicenseAgeLast Published
godsend251.46 kBMIT6 Years8 Jun 2017
journaly8.06 kBMIT4 Years6 Dec 2022
redis-smq56.72 kBMIT6 Years26 Mar 2023
redis-smq-common21.34 kBMIT1 Years25 Mar 2023
@event-inc/connections23.09 kBMITLess than one year11 Sep 2023
redis-smq-monitor-client231.79 kBMIT1 Years4 May 2023
@buildable/connections10.1 kBMITLess than one year10 Feb 2023
godsend-basics6.68 kBMIT6 Years8 Jun 2017
querator7.64 kBMIT1 Years15 Nov 2022
godsend-extras5.71 kBMIT6 Years8 Jun 2017
pubs-js4.99 kBMIT3 Years24 Feb 2020
redis-smq-monitor49.9 kBMIT4 Years4 May 2023
@buildable/pipelines10.39 kBMITLess than one year10 Feb 2023
hermes-queue14.79 kBMITLess than one year3 Mar 2023
@anzerr/atium.broker9.1 kBMIT4 Years21 Jan 2022

When Are Message Broker Libraries Useful?

In a complex application ecosystem, communication between different services can be a challenging hurdle. This is where Message Broker libraries shine by acting as an intermediary for such communication. Here are a few instances when they prove instrumental:

  • Decoupling systems: Instead of having microservices communicate directly, which can get messy with the application's scaling, a message broker can serve as the central communication hub, effectively decoupling the systems.

  • Fault tolerance: Message brokers can store messages temporarily when the recipient service is down, ensuring there is no data loss in case of system failures.

  • Load balancing: In cases of peak load, instead of overwhelming a message recipient all at once, a message broker can queue the messages, gradually feeding them in manageable capacities.

  • Real-time processing: If your application requires real-time processing, then message broker libraries provide a method of allowing data to be processed as it comes in.

What Functionalities Do Message Broker Libraries Usually Have?

While message broker libraries might differ slightly based on their individual attributes, they generally provide some standard functionalities detailed below:

  • Asynchronous messaging: One of the main features of message brokers is their ability to handle asynchronous communications effectively.

  • Queueing: Most message broker libraries provide message queuing capabilities, where messages are stored until the recipient is ready to process them.

  • Topic exchange: This is essentially a filtering mechanism that enables a message to be routed to multiple queues and subscribers based on their topic of interest.

  • Message transformation: This functionality pertains to adapting the message structure to suit the requirements of the recipient.

  • Publish/subscribe model: This is a popular method of communication where a message is not sent to a specific recipient but rather dispatched to all subscribers interested in the message type.

Gotchas/Pitfalls to Look Out For

  1. Complex setup and maintenance: Some message brokers may require a complex setup, and they would need continual monitoring and maintenance to ensure optimal performance.

  2. Overhead cost: While they do offer great utility, message brokers inherently add an overhead cost to the system in terms of response time.

  3. Data duplication: It's essential to be mindful that data can be duplicated in a broker system when multiple consumers are subscribed to the same topic or queue, which could lead to data inconsistency.

  4. Dependency on libraries: The chosen message broker library would typically require a specific client library to interact with.

  5. Package selection for JavaScript: When it comes to npm, package selection is key because not all libraries are equal. Some might provide more features, while others are lighter weight. Research each potential library thoroughly.

Always test thoroughly to ensure that the package you're importing works as expected, contributes positively to your application and doesn't add unnecessary code or operational burden.