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(C) 2014 Martin Wawrusch

HAPI module to connect to mongodb (using mongoose).


When creating services with HAPI a working design approach is to split functionality into individual plugins, which can be individually tested and developed. To facilitate this, this plugin provides the functionality to connect and disconnect from a mongodb through mongoose.

To use it you include it into your server configuration like so:

hapiMongooseDbConnector = require 'hapi-mongoose-db-connector'

server = new Hapi.Server 3000, "localhost", {}

pluginConf = [
    plugin: hapiMongooseDbConnector
      mongodbUrl: "your mongodb url."
    #... more plugins

server.pack.register pluginConf, (err) ->
  throw err if err

Now this automatically connects to mongodb when the server starts.

How to access mongoose

There are basically two ways of doing this:

The bad way

You reference this plugin and access the mongoose property exposed by the plugin. This creates some nasty runtime dependencies that you don't want.

# from the server
mongoose = server.pack.plugins['hapi-mongoose-db-connector'].mongoose
# or from a plugin
mongoose = plugin.plugins['hapi-mongoose-db-connector'].mongoose

The good way

You do nothing and just require mongoose in your plugins. As npm requires are singletons (the code is loaded only once this works very well)

See also

and additionally


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Copyright (c) 2014 Martin Wawrusch