Augur Node is designed to be a standalone application, including a local database setup that supports sqlite as well as postgresql. We use knex to manage the local migrations and schema changes.
This project uses typescript and can be safely built via:
npm run build or directly with
tsc. Augur Node requires Node 8.
By default, Augur Node is configured to connect to a locally-running Ethereum node at http://localhost:8545 and ws://localhost:8546. To connect to a hosted Ethereum node, set the ETHEREUM_HTTP and ETHEREUM_WS environment variables, as follows:
$ export ETHEREUM_HTTP=https://rinkeby.ethereum.nodes.augur.net $ export ETHEREUM_WS=wss://websocket-rinkeby.ethereum.nodes.augur.net
Also, by default Augur Node will use a local sqlite database to store its processed data. For some use-cases you may want to use a shared database instance -- for this purpose we currently support PostgreSQL in addition to SQLite. To start Augur Node connected to a sqlite database export the
DATABASE_URL environment variable, with a full connection string for your PostgreSQL instance.
For a quick-start with SQLite, a development docker image is provided and can be controlled with:
npm run docker:pg:start
npm run docker:pg:stop
npm run docker:pg:restart
These commands will manipulate a docker container named
augur-postgres which defaults to having a main database named
augur and a single user
augur accessible with the password
The connection string for the instance of PostgreSQL started with the above scripts can be placed in your environment with:
For a quick start, use the
clean-start script included with our package.json:
$ npm install # If you haven't yet done so $ npm run clean-start
This will ensure the code has been built, and database migrations run for a fresh start. This will blow away any data that is currently stored in your node.
If you'd like to simply start a node and begin syncing where you left off, use the
$ npm run start
Augur Node has a Dockerfile and publish docker image which is capable of running augur-node connected to an ethereum node. This will only work out-of-the-box for networks which have been deployed as part of our development deployment process (right now, only Rinkeby).
$ export ETHEREUM_HTTP=https://rinkeby.ethereum.nodes.augur.net $ export ETHEREUM_WS=wss://websocket-rinkeby.ethereum.nodes.augur.net $ scripts/docker/run.sh augurproject/augur-node
Hosted Ethereum nodes
Currently, augur node has configurations built in for connecting to our hosted rinkeby node. More will be added as we bring up these nodes. For each possible network, pass the network name to the start command for augur-node. E.g. to use clean-start to run with a fresh database:
$ npm run clean-start -- rinkeby
or to run without clearing out previous state:
npm run start -- rinkeby
Migrations are managed via knex and behave similarly to ActiveRecord migrations. As you add migrations, knex tracks the currect applied state in the database, and allows you to apply new migrations as they come in.
New migrations are in typescript and are store in:
To use the knex tool to generate a migration in this directly, use the development enironment:
knex migrate:make -x ts --env development name
Make sure your typescript is built before running migrations
knex migrate:latest --env build
Seed files are used to seed the test database. Unlike migrations, seeds are meant only for boostrapping, and so each time seeds are run all the source files are executed (not just newly added ones). Currently the seeds files drop and re-create the tables with each application.
Seeds are stored in src/seeds/
This is similar to creating new migrations, but only one should exist per table for clarity.
knex seed:make seed_name --env development
Running seeds (For Build Env)
knex seed:run --env build
Tests run with in-memory SQLite DBs for each test execution so they won't overlap each other. The framework will automatically initialize and seed the tests with the data in seed/test for each test.
Complete Pre-Test Setup
npm install npm run build