Keep NodeJS Alive With Uncaught Exception

2012 Jul26


odeJS is still a pretty young project, and as you might expect, things can sometimes go wrong with out any obvious reason as to why. The http module for example, especially in some earlier versions of node, will just throw an error and die - bringing your application down with out batting an eye! While not the most desireable method, you can pretty much catch any error comming from a NodeJS process and react accordingly:

process.on( "uncaughtException", function( err ){  
    //do something usefull
    console.log( err )

NodeJS exposes a global object called process that you can listen for the uncaughtException event oddly enough, which you can listen to. As long as your handlers do not throw errors, your Node

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