This page is about the things you need to consider when designing components.
Elements of components
Components can have three elements:
properties describe persistent values that change over time
events describe transient things that have happened to an entity
commands describe things that other entities can ask this entity to do
Each component can have many properties, events and commands. For example, an explosive barrel might have the following components:
It’s important that everything that you need to define your entity is stored in components. SpatialOS is a distributed system, running over many machines which may fail at any time, so your entity must be able to be recreated from the components. Any local state stored on a worker can be easily lost.
Write up your components in the schema, using the SpatialOS schemalang. This schema is used to generate code that all workers can use to read and manipulate components.
For full details, see the schema documentation.