Hermes

https://github.com/SwarnimWalavalkar/hermes

Type safe message bus, and “request-response” style services. Powered by Redis Streams

Installation

pnpm add @swarnim/hermes
npm i @swarnim/hermes

Features

  • Type-safety
  • Schema validation with Zod
  • Horizontally scalable
  • Highly reliable
    • at-least-once system
    • consumers need to explicitly acknowledge that a message has been processed
    • If (when) a consumer dies, all of the pending messages assigned to that consumer are transferred to another consumer after a timeout

Example

Type-Safe Service Type Safe Service Example

Type-Safe Message Bus Type-Safe Message Bus

Usage

// Instantiate and connect to Hermes
const hermesTest = await Hermes({
  poolOptions: { min: 0, max: 20 },
  durableName: "playground",
  redisOptions: {
    host: process.env.REDIS_HOST || "0.0.0.0",
    port: Number(process.env.REDIS_PORT) || 6379,
    password: process.env.REDIS_PASSWORD || "",
  },
}).connect();

/** SERVICES **/

// Register a service
const sayHelloService = await hermesTest.registerService(
  "say-hello",
  z.object({
    name: z.string(),
    age: z.number(),
    favorites: z.object({ color: z.string() }),
  }),
  z.object({ message: z.string() })
);

// Register a reply handler for that service
sayHelloService.reply(({ reqData, msgId }) => {
  return { message: `Hello, ${reqData.name}!` };
});

// Make a request to that service, the reply handler should process it, and return a response
const response = await sayHelloService.request({
  name: "Swarnim",
  age: 12,
  favorites: { color: "Azure" },
});

// Print out the response
console.log("GOT_RESP", response);

/** MESSAGE BUS **/

// Register an event
const userSignUpEvent = await hermesTest.registerEvent(
  "user-signup",
  z.object({
    userId: z.number(),
    username: z.string(),
    deviceType: z.enum(["desktop", "mobile"]),
  })
);

// Register a subscriber handler to that event
userSignUpEvent.subscribe(async ({ data, msg }) => {
  console.log("RECEIVED USER SIGNUP EVENT", data);
  await msg.ack();
});

// Publish event, the subscriber handler should be invoked
await userSignUpEvent.publish({
  userId: 1,
  username: "testUser",
  deviceType: "desktop",
});

// ...

// During application teardown
await hermesTest.disconnect();