Application bootstrapping on top of Fluture Hooks

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import booture from '';



Application bootstrapping on top of Fluture Hooks.

Booture uses Hooks (as you might expect) to ensure that whatever happens, once a service is acquired, it will always be disposed. Furthermore, acquisition and disposal of services happens at optimal parallelism.

Booture exposes a single function: bootstrap, which in combination with Fluture and Fluture Hooks, provides an ideal platform for control over your application lifecycle.



$ npm install --save fluture booture fluture-hooks

On Node 12 and up, this module can be loaded directly with import or require. On Node versions below 12, require or the esm-loader can be used.

Deno and Modern Browsers

You can load the EcmaScript module from various content delivery networks:

Old Browsers and Code Pens

There's a UMD file included in the NPM package, also available via jsDelivr:

This file adds booture to the global scope, or use CommonJS/AMD when available.

Usage Example

The example below defines four "services": config, postgres, redis, and app. The App depends on Redis and Postgres having been initialized, which in turn depend on the Config service.

The consumption of these services happens in the form of binding the App to a port, and waiting for SIGINT to complete the consumption.

import {Future, node, fork, attempt} from 'fluture';
import {bootstrap} from 'booture';
import {hook, acquire, runHook} from 'fluture-hooks';

const acquireConfig = (
  attempt (() => ({
    redis: {url: process.env.REDIS_URL},
    postgres: {url: process.env.POSTGRES_URL},

const acquirePostgres = config => (
  node (done => require ('imaginary-postgres').connect (config, done))

const acquireRedis = config => (
  node (done => require ('imaginary-redis').connect (config, done))

const closeConnection = connection => (
  node (done => connection.end (done))

const acquireApp = (redis, postgres) => (
  attempt (() => require ('./imaginary-app').create (redis, postgres))

const bootstrapConfig = {
  name: 'config',
  needs: [],
  bootstrap: () => acquire (acquireConfig),

const bootstrapPostgres = {
  name: 'postgres',
  needs: ['config'],
  bootstrap: ({config}) => hook (acquirePostgres (config.postgres))

const bootstrapRedis = {
  name: 'redis',
  needs: ['config'],
  bootstrap: ({config}) => hook (acquireRedis (config.redis))

const bootstrapApp = {
  name: 'app',
  needs: ['redis, postgres'],
  bootstrap: ({redis, postgres}) => acquire (acquireApp (redis, postgres)),

const servicesHook = bootstrap ([ bootstrapConfig,
                                  bootstrapApp ]);

const withServices = runHook (servicesHook);

const program = withServices (({app}) => Future ((rej, res) => {
  const conn = app.listen (3000);
  conn.once ('error', rej);
  process.once ('SIGINT', res);

fork (console.error) (console.log) (program);

Some things to note about the example above, and general usage of Booture:

  1. servicesHook is a Hook, so before running it, it can be composed with other hooks using map, ap, and chain, and even used in the definition of other bootstrappers.
  2. program is a Future, so nothing happens until it's forked. Before forking it, it can be composed with other Futures using map, ap, bimap, and chain, or any of the other functions provided by Fluture.



type Name = String
type Services a = Dict Name a
data Bootstrapper a b = Bootstrapper {
  name :: Name,
  needs :: Array Name,
  bootstrap :: Services b -> Hook (Future c a) b


bootstrap :: Array (Bootstrapper a b) -⁠> Hook (Future c a) (Services b)

Given a list of service bootstrappers, returns a Hook that represents the acquisition and disposal of these services. Running the hook allows for consumption of the services.