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Event Hooks


Falcon Server emits several event hooks that can be used to add your own custom code.

We use this package as a base for our events.

Available Events#

export enum Events {
ERROR = 'falcon-server.error',
BEFORE_INITIALIZED = 'falcon-server.before-initialized',
AFTER_INITIALIZED = 'falcon-server.after-initialized',
BEFORE_STARTED = 'falcon-server.before-started',
AFTER_STARTED = 'falcon-server.after-started',
CACHE_TAG_INVALIDATE = 'falcon-server.cache.invalidate-tag',
BEFORE_WEB_SERVER_CREATED = 'falcon-server.before-web-server-created',
AFTER_WEB_SERVER_CREATED = 'falcon-server.after-web-server-created',
BEFORE_WEB_SERVER_REQUEST = 'falcon-server.before-web-server-request',
AFTER_WEB_SERVER_REQUEST = 'falcon-server.after-web-server-request',
BEFORE_API_CONTAINER_CREATED = 'falcon-server.before-api-container-created',
AFTER_API_CONTAINER_CREATED = 'falcon-server.after-api-container-created',
BEFORE_EXTENSION_CONTAINER_CREATED = 'falcon-server.before-extension-container-created',
AFTER_EXTENSION_CONTAINER_CREATED = 'falcon-server.after-extension-container-created',
BEFORE_COMPONENTS_REGISTERED = 'falcon-server.before-components-registered',
AFTER_COMPONENTS_REGISTERED = 'falcon-server.after-components-registered',
BEFORE_APOLLO_SERVER_CREATED = 'falcon-server.before-apollo-server-created',
AFTER_APOLLO_SERVER_CREATED = 'falcon-server.after-apollo-server-created',
BEFORE_ENDPOINTS_REGISTERED = 'falcon-server.before-endpoints-registered',
AFTER_ENDPOINTS_REGISTERED = 'falcon-server.after-endpoints-registered',
API_DATA_SOURCE_REGISTERED = 'falcon-server.api-data-source-registered',
EXTENSION_REGISTERED = 'falcon-server.extension-registered'

How it works#

To use one of these events you'll need to first import Events enum from '@deity/falcon-server-env'.

You can then use eventEmitter to intercept these events.

eventEmitter is a public prop for the FalconServer class and is passed to our API data source and endpoint packages.


Watching an event#


const { Events } = require('@deity/falcon-server-env');
const server = new FalconServer(config);
server.eventEmitter.on(Events.ERROR, async data => {
// ERROR code here
server.eventEmitter.on(Events.AFTER_INITIALIZED, async data => {

Emitting an event#

Due to the way API data sources are initiated we don't advise watching for events in them.

You can however emit a new or existing event.

API data source package

const { Events } = require('@deity/falcon-server-env');
export default class YourClass extends ApiDataSource {
yourMethod() {
// New event
this.eventEmitter.emit('event.name', value1, value2);
// Existing event
this.eventEmitter.emit(Events.ERROR, value1, value2);

Emitting Errors#

Errors in our API data source packages automatically emit the Events.ERROR event so you can latch onto this in server/index.js if you want to log your errors using a 3rd party service.

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