quester

Request helper thingy.

npm install quester
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Quester

Let's go on a (re)quest.

What is Quester?

Quester is a smallish wrapper around Request that makes it easy to make batch requests and handle the response as one unit.

It also has support for depdendencies between requests. So POST data or parameters from a request can be used as data to another request. This is done using JSONPath.

Installation

Install using npm per usual.

npm install quester --save

Example Usage

The Quester API is pretty simple. This is how you make a GET request.

var quester = require('quester');
var client  = new quester('http://base.url.for.api.com/api');

client.get('/thing')
  .execute(function (err, result, requests) {
    if (err) throw err;

    // Result is an array of all the performed requests in the current batch
    // In this case a single JSON object.
    var thing = result[0];

    // Requests is an array of the performed requests. Index of result and
    // requuests match up.
    console.log('Finished fetching:', requests[0].uri);
  });

Making batch requests

Quester makes it easy to make a bunch of requests at once and process them in one callback.

Please don't mind the terrible HTTP API "design" below.

var quester = require('quester');
var client  = new quester('http://base.com');

// Queue a get request with additional querystring parameters
client.get('/thing', { sort: 'asc' });

// Queue a post request
client.post('/blog', { title: 'Post title', body: 'lorem ipsum' });

// Suppose '/blog' returns an object with the newly created posts id
// and you have an API to get comments for a blogpost.
// Setting a parameter to an object with the key "jsonpath" let's you
// Add data from a previous request.
client.get('/blog/comments', { forPost: { jsonpath: '$.id' } });

API

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