[Unmaintained] Don't waste your time writing backend for your web application.
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DO you want to write a web application in seconds? Api-as-a-service is the solution!


git clone git://github.com/Atinux/api-as-a-service.git
cd api-as-a-service/
npm install -d


node app.js

The server will listen on the 4000 port. So check http://localhost:4000.


Here the sample API :

POST - /api/:entity

Create a new document for this entity. If the entity doesn't exist, it will be created. The field id is generated and added to the document.

GET /api/:entity

  • Search documents for this entity
  • Some params to search :
  • q to search in all fields (example: /api/products?q=iphone to find all documents wich contain the term "iphone")
  • {fieldName} to search with specified field name (example: /api/products?name=test to find all docs wich contain "test" in its "name" field)
  • fields to get back only specified fields (example: /api/products?fields=name,price.retail will send back the documents with only the key name and price (with sub key retail)), nested keys must be separated by '.'
  • limit to limit the number of result (example: /api/products?limit=20)
  • offset specify the first occurence to send back in the results (example: /api/products?offset=5)

GET /api/:entity/:id

Get the document with id :id

PUT /api/:entity/:id

Update document with id :id

DELETE /api/:entity/:id

Delete document with id :id

DELETE /api/:entity

Ask a token to delete entity :entity and send back an url to confirm the delete of this entity

DELETE /api/:entity/:token

Delete the entity :entity


The server will create a static server on the public/ folder. You can easily develop a web application which can use the API and put it in public/ folder!

The server will use a static file to save all the documents and entities (data.json).

Remember, api-as-a-service is meant to help you create a web application easily thinking about writting any backend code. If you want to put your application into production, I would recommend you write your own backend.

Have fun!

Thanks you to Alexandre Fournel to inspire me.


  • Add TDD tests with Mocha
  • Add sortBy and rangeBy fields
  • Add Socket.IO support for realtime web app