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HTML5 Streams API

HTML5 Streams API

Welcome to the HTML5 Streams API!

In this session, we'll explore the world of streams, a powerful and efficient way to handle data in web applications.

What are Streams?

Streams are objects that represent a sequence of data. They allow you to read, write, and transform data in a continuous and efficient manner.

Types of Streams

There are three main types of streams:

  1. Readable Streams: Allow you to read data from a source.
  2. Writable Streams: Allow you to write data to a destination.
  3. Transform Streams: Allow you to transform data as it passes through a stream.

Creating a Readable Stream

To create a readable stream, you can use the Readable.from() method.

const readableStream = Readable.from([1, 2, 3, 4, 5]);

Creating a Writable Stream

To create a writable stream, you can use the Writable.create() method.

const writableStream = Writable.create();

Creating a Transform Stream

To create a transform stream, you can use the Transform.create() method.

const transformStream = Transform.create({ objectMode: true, transform(chunk, encoding, callback) { callback(null, chunk.toUpperCase()); } });

Using Streams in Node.js

Node.js has built-in support for streams. You can use streams to read and write files, handle network connections, and much more.

The Stream Interface

The Stream interface defines a set of methods that all streams must implement. These methods include:

  • read()
  • write()
  • pipe()
  • on()
  • end()

The pipe() Method

The pipe() method allows you to connect two streams together. When you pipe one stream to another, the data from the first stream will be passed to the second stream.

The on() Method

The on() method allows you to listen for events on a stream. For example, you can listen for the data event to receive data from a readable stream.

Error Handling in Streams

Streams can emit errors. You can listen for the error event to handle errors that occur on a stream.

Benefits of Using Streams

Streams offer a number of benefits, including:

  • Efficiency: Streams allow you to handle data in a continuous and efficient manner.
  • Modularity: Streams can be combined together to create complex data processing pipelines.
  • Error Handling: Streams provide a consistent way to handle errors.

Next Topic: HTML5 FileSystem API

In the next session, we'll explore the HTML5 FileSystem API, which allows you to read and write files on the client-side.

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