node.io can streamline the process of:
- Parsing, filtering or sanitizing large amounts of data
- Scraping data from the web using familiar CSS selectors and traversal methods
- Map Reduce
- Transferring data, e.g. CSV => a database
- Distributing work across multiple processes, and multiple servers (soon)
- Working with continuous data & streams
- Managing jobs through a web interface
- Create modular and extendable 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
- Reading / writing rows to and from a database
- Traversing files in a directory
- STDIN / STDOUT / custom streams
- Piping data to other processes or node.io jobs
- Continuous IO
- Any combination of the above, or write your own IO methods
- Includes a robust framework for scraping, selecting and traversing data from the web + support for a variety of proxies
- Includes a data validation and sanitization framework
- Provides support for retries, timeouts, dynamically adding input, etc.
- Comes with a web interface for managing jobs
To install node.io, use npm:
$ npm install node.io
To run tests
$ make test
For usage details
$ node.io --help
Better documentation will be available once I have time to write it.
Note: node.io is a BETA release. There will no doubt be some bugs and oddities.
Running a web interface
To run jobs through a web interface, put your jobs in
~/.node_modules and run
- Fix up the http://node.io/ site
- Add more DOM selector / traversal methods
- Test various proxies and write the proxy documentation
- Add distributed processing
- Installation without NPM (install.sh)
- More tests / better coverage
- Speed improvements
history.md lists recent changes.
If you find a bug, please report the issue here.
If you want to contribute, please fork/pull.
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