node.io can streamline the process of:
- Parsing / filtering / sanitizing large amounts of data
- Scraping data from the web using familiar CSS selectors and traversal methods
- Map Reduce
- Transforming data from one format to another, e.g. from CSV => a database
- Distributing work across multiple processes, and multiple servers (soon)
- Recursively traversing a directory and using each file as input
- Create modular and extensible jobs for scraping and processing data
- Seamlessly speed up execution by distributing work among child processes and other servers (soon)
- Easily handle a variety of input / output situations - node.io does the heavy lifting
- Reading / writing lines to and from files
- Traversing files in a directory
- Reading / writing rows to and from a database
- STDIN / STDOUT / Custom streams
- Piping data between multiple node.io jobs
- Continuous input / output
- Any combination of the above, or your write your own IO methods
- Includes a robust framework for scraping, selecting and traversing web data
- Support for a variety of proxies when scraping web data
- Includes a data validation and sanitization framework
- Provides support for retries, timeouts, dynamically adding input, etc.
To install node.io, use npm:
$ npm install node.io
For usage details, run
$ node.io --help
Better documentation will be available once I have time to write it.
Note: node.io is an ALPHA release. There will no doubt be some bugs and oddities.
- Fix up the http://node.io/ site
- Handle HTTP codes, e.g. automatically redirect on 3xx or call
- Nested requests inherit referrer / cookies / user-agent if to the same domain
- Add more DOM selector / traversal methods
- Test proxy callbacks and write proxy documentation
- Add distributed processing
- Installation without NPM (install.sh)
- More tests / better test coverage
- Speed improvements
If you find a bug, please report the issue here.
If you want to contribute / help with the Roadmap / add more tests, please fork/pull.
node.io wouldn't be possible without
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