- reads dbname from subdomain and cartodb redis for pretty tile urls
- configures windshaft to publish
cartodb_idas the interactivity layer
- gets the default geometry type from the cartodb redis store
- allows tiles to be styled individually
- provides a link to varnish high speed cache
- provides a template maps API
See INSTALL.md for detailed installation instructions.
Create the config/environments/.js files (there are .example files
to start from). You can optionally use the ./configure script for this,
./configure --help to see available options.
Look at lib/cartodb/server_options.js for more on config
Checkout your commit/branch. If you need to reinstall dependencies (you can check NEWS) do the following:
$ rm -rf node_modules $ npm install
node app.js <env>
Where is the name of a configuration file under config/environments/.
Note that caches are kept in redis. If you're not seeing what you expect there may be out-of-sync records in there. Take a look: http://redis.io/commands
CartoDB's Map Gallery showcases several examples of visualisations built on top of this.
Developing with a custom windshaft version
If you plan or want to use a custom / not released yet version of windshaft (or any other dependency) the best option is
npm link. You can read more about it at npm-link: Symlink a package folder.
~/windshaft-directory $ npm install ~/windshaft-directory $ npm link ~/windshaft-cartodb-directory $ npm link windshaft