Event Emitters In Node.JS
Event Emitters are used to create and manage our own events and trigger them accordingly. We can bind listeners and emit those events whenever required.
var events = require(‘events’);
var eventEmitter = new events.EventEmitter();
eventEmitter.on(‘Morning’, function welcomeMessage()
eventEmitter.on(‘Evening’, function goodByeMessage()
if(new Date().getHours() <= 12)
Here we have created an instance of EventEmitter class,provided by Events module. We have bound two events “Morning” and “Evening”.If the current hours returned is greater than or equal to 12 , event “Morning” is emitted otherwise event “Evening” is emitted.
We can bind more than one function to a single event.
NOTE: If you want create more than 10 listeners on a single event, you will have to make a call to
eventEmitter.setMaxListeners(n) where n is the max numbers of listeners (with zero being unlimited number of listeners). This is used to make sure you aren’t accidentally leaking event listeners.
So in this way we can create events, bind listeners to them and trigger them using event emitters.