Express.js and Taskless

The express.js integration is available via the npm package @taskless/express and follows the standard createQueue convention. The returned object is both a Taskless aware API as well as an object capable of exporting an Express.Router for use in your express.js apps.

function createQueue<T>(
queueName: string,
path: string,
handler: JobHandler<T>,
queueOptions?: QueueOptions
): TasklessExpressRouter<T>;
interface JobHandler<T> {
(payload: T, meta: JobMetadata): Promised<unknown>;
}
interface TasklessExpressRouter<T> extends QueueMethods<T> {
router: (mount?: string) => express.Router;
}

Express Specific Methods

router(mount?: string): express.Router Create an Express Router, optionally mounted to the subroute path of mount. In larger Express apps, it is common to nest routers as a form of code organization. When Taskless queues are not being mounted to the application root via app.use(), it is necessary to tell Taskless where its queue was placed. The mount argument lets you specify a full mount location for the Taskless Router. Without this information, Taskless cannot construct a proper URL during enqueue() that will end up back at your Job handler.