A library for synchronous and asynchronous error handling.


Keywords
handleable, handling, handle, error, errors, ishandled, check, checking, block
License
MIT
Install
npm install handleable@1.0.0

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handleable.js

A library for synchronous and asynchronous error handling.

This is a light weight open source package for use on server or in browser (using module bundler). The source code is available on GitHub where you can also find our issue tracker.

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  • RawModel.js: Strongly-typed JavaScript object with support for validation and error handling.
  • Validatable.js: A library for synchronous and asynchronous validation.
  • Typeable.js: A library for checking and casting types.

Install

Run the command below to install the package.

$ npm install --save handleable

This package uses promises thus you need to use Promise polyfill when promises are not supported.

Example

import {Handler} from 'handleable';

let h = new Handler();

let e = await h.handle(
  new Error('unhandled error'), // error instance
  [ // list of handler recipes
    {
      handler: 'block', // handler name
      message: '%{foo} unhandled error', // optional handler error message
      block: async () => true // handler-specific property,
      foo: 'bar' // custom variable for the message
    },
    {
      handler: 'mongoUniqueness', // handler name
      message: 'already taken', // optional handler error message
      indexName: 'uniqueEmail' // handler-specific property
    }
  ]
); // -> a list of errors

See the ./tests folder for details.

API

Handler({failFast, handlers, context})

A core validation class.

Option Type Required Default Description
failFast Boolean No false When set to true, only the first error is handled otherwise all errors are returned.
handlers Object No built-in handlers Object with custom handlers (this variable is merged with built-in handlers thus you can override a handler if you need to).
context Object No null A custom context reference which is applied to each handler.
import {Handler} from 'handleable';

let v = new Handler({
  failFast: true,
  handlers: {
    fooError ({error}) { return error.message === 'foo error' }, // custom handler
  },
  context: null
});

Handler.prototype.handle(error, recipes): Promise(Object[])

Handles an error against the provided recipes.

Option Type Required Default Description
error Any Yes - Error to validate.
recipes Array No [] A configuration object describing handlers.
let error = new Error();
let recipe = {
  handler: 'block', // [required] handler name
  message: '%{foo} is unknown error', // [optional] handler error message (note that you can insert related recipe values by using the %{key} syntax)
  code: 422, // [optional] handler error code
  condition: () => true, // [optional] a condition which switches the validation on/off
  async block (error, recipe) { return true }, // [handler-specific] handler-specific property
  foo: 'bar' // [optional] a custom variable
};
let recipes = [recipe];
await h.handle(error, recipes);

Built-in Handlers

block

Checks if the provided block function succeeds.

Option Type Required Description
block Function,Promise Yes Synchronous or asynchronous function (e.g. async () => true).
let recipe = {
  handler: 'block',
  message: 'is unknown error',
  async block (error, recipe) { return true }
};

mongoUniqueness

Checks if the error represents a MongoDB unique constraint error.

Option Type Required Default Description
indexName String Yes - MongoDB collection's unique index name.
let recipe = {
  handler: 'mongoUniqueness',
  message: 'is unknown error',
  indexName: 'uniqueEmail' // make sure that this index name exists in your MongoDB
};

License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2016 Kristijan Sedlak <xpepermint@gmail.com>

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