A generator to quickly add FeathersJS to your DoneJS project. Includes Auth!
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donejs-feathers - Full-stack realtime

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Full-stack realtime with DoneJS & Feathers

A generator to quickly add FeathersJS to your DoneJS project.

Using the generator

To add this generator to your DoneJS application run

donejs add feathers

DoneJS and FeathersJS make for a killer full-stack solution for creating apps. This generator creates all of the model files and utilities needed to get both working together quickly. The current 2.x version only sets up the model layer of the app. UI generation will move to separate generators sometime in the future.

This generator could potentially overwrite files in an existing application. It is meant to be used immediately after generating a new DoneJS application.

Here's a summary of the files that will be added or modified in a DoneJS project. To understand more about how these modules work together, check out the can-connect-feathers documentation.

  • app.js - a session property is added to the AppViewModel that reads from the Session model's current property.
  • models/algebra.js - contains algebra for can-connect that enables support for the Feathers query syntax.
  • models/behaviors.js - contains the minimum can-connect behaviors that are needed to work with Feathers and realtime data. The Feathers behaviors are added in the individual Model files, like user.js and session.js.
  • models/feathers-client.js - sets up the Feathers client with Socket.io and points it to the location of the Feathers server. It also configures all of the npm-installed Feathers plugins.
  • models/fixtures.js - includes mocks that simulate auth if you don't have a Feathers server running.
  • models/session.js - handles authentication. It connects the Session model to the can-connect-feathers/session/ behavior. It also automatically populates the user data using the User model.
  • models/user.js a basic User model. It uses the can-connect-feathers/service/ behavior to connect to the Feathers server. The default user endpoint is /users, but can be modified here.

The following packages will be added to your project from npm:

  • can-connect-feathers
  • feathers
  • feathers-hooks
  • feathers-socketio
  • feathers-authentication-client
  • steal-socket.io
  • socket.io-client


To make changes to this generator clone the repository and install the dependencies

git clone git@github.com:feathersjs/donejs-feathers.git
cd donejs-feathers
npm install

Then you can run the tests with

npm test