apiserver-router

A fast API router with integrated caching system

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A fast API router with integrated caching system bundled with ApiServer

Installation

⚡ npm install apiserver-router
var Router = require('apiserver-router')

Quick Look


// here just for example purposes,
// you don't need to call update directly, ApiServer will do it for you
router.update({
  '1': {
    'fooModule': {
      foo: {
        get:  function (request, response) {
          // GET http://localhost/foo/1/true    => request.querystring === { id: '1', verbose: 'true' }
          // GET http://localhost/foo_verbose/1 => request.querystring === { id: '1', verbose: true }
        },
        post: function (request, response) {
          // GET http://localhost/foo/1/true    => request.querystring === { id: '1', verbose: 'true' }
          // GET http://localhost/foo_verbose/1 => request.querystring === { id: '1', verbose: true }
        },
      },
      bar: function (request, response) {
        // * http://localhost/1/foo_module/bar
        // * http://localhost/bar
      }
    }
  }
})

// custom routing
router.addRoutes([
  ['/foo', '1/fooModule#foo'],
  ['/foo/:id/:verbose', '1/fooModule#foo'],
  ['/foo_verbose/:id', '1/fooModule#foo', { 'verbose': true }],
  ['/bar', '1/fooModule#bar', {}, true] // will keep default routing too
])

// you can also keep your routes on a separate .js(on) file
router.addRoutes(require('./config/routes'))

For full and detailed examples look at the examples folder

Class Method: constructor

Syntax:

new Router([options])

Available Options:

  • defaultRoute - (String: defaults to "/:version/:module/:method") the pattern for the default route

Example:

var router = new Router({
  // will disable the API versioning
  defaultRoute: '/:module/:method'
})

// will shift default routes to /api
router.defaultRoute = '/api/:version/:module/:method'

Class Method: addRoute

Adds a custom route to the router.

The route can be both a String or a XRegExp. If you pass a String, it will be compiled as XRegExp and all matches of :paramName will create a new parameter in the request.querystring object.

The router uses XRegExp because of its named group feature and the full RegExp support. You can play around by yourself reading the official documentation.

A custom route will disable by default the standard route associated/cached with the endpoint. You can keep the standard one passing true as keepDefault parameter.

defaultParameters act as fill for missing parameters, but explicit querystring will overwrite both default and routes parameter.

Syntax:

Router.prototype.addRoute(route, methodDescription, [defaultParameters], [keepDefault])

Arguments:

  • route - (String|XRegExp) the custom route to match, if string will be compiled to XRegExp
  • methodDescription - (String) a string in the following form "apiVersion/moduleName#methodName"
  • defaultParameters - (Object) an hash table containing default querystring paramenters
  • keepDefault - (Boolean: defaults to false) if true the default route will not be disabled

Example

router.addRoute('/users/:id', '1/usersModule#getUser')
router.addRoute('/users/verbose/:id', '1/usersModule#getUser', { verbose: true })
router.addRoute('/users/:limit/:page', '1/usersModule#list', { limit: 20, page: 1 })
router.addRoute(XRegExp('/users/status/(?<message>[\\w]+)'), '1/usersModule#saveStatus', null, true)

yelds

/users/345                                => { id: '345' }
/users/verbose/345                        => { id: '345', verbose: true }
/users/verbose/345?id=201&verbose=false   => { id: '201', verbose: 'false' }
/users/verbose/345?id=201&verbose=        => { id: '201', verbose: undefined }
/users/status/coding%20likeaboss?id=34    => { id: '34', message: 'coding likeaboss' }
/users/10/2                               => { limit: '10', page: '2' }

Class Method: addRoutes

Call addRoute n times applying the arguments array

Syntax:

Router.prototype.addRoutes(routes)

Arguments:

  • routes - (Array) an Array of Array with addRoute parameters

Examples

router.addRoutes([
  ['/users/:id', '1/usersModule#getUser'],
  ['/users/verbose/:id', '1/usersModule#getUser', { verbose: true }],
  ['/users/:limit/:page', '1/usersModule#list', { limit: 20, page: 1 }],
  [XRegExp('/users/status/(?<message>[\\w]+)'), '1/usersModule#saveStatus', null, true]
])

Class Method: get

This method returns a list of functions that will be executed with fnchain. The list will contain all the middleware active for the API endpoint reached by pathname and as last ring of the chain the API method to execute.

Syntax:

Router.prototype.get(request)

Arguments:

  • request - (ServerRequest) the request object already extended by the ApiServer

Example:

var chanin = router.get(request)

Class Method: update

Builds and caches the routes. You must call it every time a middleware or a module changes.

Syntax:

Router.prototype.update(modules[, middlewareList])

Arguments:

How to contribute

This repository follows (more or less) the Felix's Node.js Style Guide, your contribution must be consistent with this style.

The test suite is written on top of visionmedia/mocha and it took hours of hard work. Please use the tests to check if your contribution breaks some part of the library and add new tests for each new feature.

⚡ npm test

and for your test coverage

⚡ make test-cov

License

This software is released under the MIT license cited below.

Copyright (c) 2010 Kilian Ciuffolo, me@nailik.org. All Rights Reserved.

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