Wrapping asynchronous methods into a Fiber for synchronous execution.

Syntax

  1. Meteor.wrapAsync(func, [context])

Parameters

ParametersDetails
func: FunctionAn asynchronous/synchronous function to be wrapped in a Fiber that takes a callback w/ parameters (error, result).
context: Any (optional)A data context in which the function gets executed upon.

Remarks

An asynchronously wrapped function may still be ran asynchronously if a callback with parameters (error, result) => {} is given as a parameter to the wrapped function.

The incorporation of Meteor.wrapAsync allows for code ridden with callbacks to be simplified given that callbacks can now be neglected in compensation for making the call block its present Fiber.

To understand how Fibers work, read here: https://www.npmjs.com/package/fibers.

Synchronously executing asynchronous NPM methods w/ callbacks.

This example wraps the asynchronous method oauth2.client.getToken(callback) from the package NPM package simple-oauth2into a Fiber so that the method may be called synchronously.

const oauth2 = require('simple-oauth2')(credentials);

const credentials = {
    clientID: '#####',
    clientSecret: '#####',
    site: "API Endpoint Here."
};

Meteor.startup(() => {
    let token = Meteor.wrapAsync(oauth2.client.getToken)({});
    if (token) {
        let headers = {
            'Content-Type': "application/json",
            'Authorization': `Bearer ${token.access_token}`
        }

        // Make use of requested OAuth2 Token Here (Meteor HTTP.get).
    }
});