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RealWorld API Spec

How to use the supplied Postman configuration

First ensure you have newman installed, by running newman -v. If that fails, ensure you have a recent NodeJS installed, then:

npm install -g newman

Then, to run the supplied Postman configuration against the globally-available server, at conduit.productionready.io/api:

newman run api/Conduit.postman_collection.json \
  -e api/Conduit.postman_integration_test_environment.json \
  --global-var "EMAIL=joe@what.com" \
  --global-var "PASSWORD=password"

The email and password values function at the time of writing. If not, use the REST API to create your own user, and substitute in the email and password you used.

Once you have this working, you can point it at your own backend, by modifying api/Conduit.postman_environment.json.

Considerations for your backend with CORS

If the backend is about to run on a different host/port than the frontend, make sure to handle OPTIONS too and return correct Access-Control-Allow-Origin and Access-Control-Allow-Headers (e.g. Content-Type).

Authentication Header:

Authorization: Token jwt.token.here

JSON Objects returned by API:

Make sure the right content type like Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8 is correctly returned.

Users (for authentication)

{
  "user": {
    "email": "jake@jake.jake",
    "token": "jwt.token.here",
    "username": "jake",
    "bio": "I work at statefarm",
    "image": null
  }
}

Profile

{
  "profile": {
    "username": "jake",
    "bio": "I work at statefarm",
    "image": "https://static.productionready.io/images/smiley-cyrus.jpg",
    "following": false
  }
}

Single Article

{
  "article": {
    "slug": "how-to-train-your-dragon",
    "title": "How to train your dragon",
    "description": "Ever wonder how?",
    "body": "It takes a Jacobian",
    "tagList": ["dragons", "training"],
    "createdAt": "2016-02-18T03:22:56.637Z",
    "updatedAt": "2016-02-18T03:48:35.824Z",
    "favorited": false,
    "favoritesCount": 0,
    "author": {
      "username": "jake",
      "bio": "I work at statefarm",
      "image": "https://i.stack.imgur.com/xHWG8.jpg",
      "following": false
    }
  }
}

Multiple Articles

{
  "articles":[{
    "slug": "how-to-train-your-dragon",
    "title": "How to train your dragon",
    "description": "Ever wonder how?",
    "body": "It takes a Jacobian",
    "tagList": ["dragons", "training"],
    "createdAt": "2016-02-18T03:22:56.637Z",
    "updatedAt": "2016-02-18T03:48:35.824Z",
    "favorited": false,
    "favoritesCount": 0,
    "author": {
      "username": "jake",
      "bio": "I work at statefarm",
      "image": "https://i.stack.imgur.com/xHWG8.jpg",
      "following": false
    }
  }, {
    
    "slug": "how-to-train-your-dragon-2",
    "title": "How to train your dragon 2",
    "description": "So toothless",
    "body": "It a dragon",
    "tagList": ["dragons", "training"],
    "createdAt": "2016-02-18T03:22:56.637Z",
    "updatedAt": "2016-02-18T03:48:35.824Z",
    "favorited": false,
    "favoritesCount": 0,
    "author": {
      "username": "jake",
      "bio": "I work at statefarm",
      "image": "https://i.stack.imgur.com/xHWG8.jpg",
      "following": false
    }
  }],
  "articlesCount": 2
}

Single Comment

{
  "comment": {
    "id": 1,
    "createdAt": "2016-02-18T03:22:56.637Z",
    "updatedAt": "2016-02-18T03:22:56.637Z",
    "body": "It takes a Jacobian",
    "author": {
      "username": "jake",
      "bio": "I work at statefarm",
      "image": "https://i.stack.imgur.com/xHWG8.jpg",
      "following": false
    }
  }
}

Multiple Comments

{
  "comments": [{
    "id": 1,
    "createdAt": "2016-02-18T03:22:56.637Z",
    "updatedAt": "2016-02-18T03:22:56.637Z",
    "body": "It takes a Jacobian",
    "author": {
      "username": "jake",
      "bio": "I work at statefarm",
      "image": "https://i.stack.imgur.com/xHWG8.jpg",
      "following": false
    }
  }]
}

List of Tags

{
  "tags": [
    "reactjs",
    "angularjs"
  ]
}

Errors and Status Codes

If a request fails any validations, expect a 422 and errors in the following format:

{
  "errors":{
    "body": [
      "can't be empty"
    ]
  }
}

Other status codes:

401 for Unauthorized requests, when a request requires authentication but it isn't provided

403 for Forbidden requests, when a request may be valid but the user doesn't have permissions to perform the action

404 for Not found requests, when a resource can't be found to fulfill the request

Endpoints:

Authentication:

POST /api/users/login

Example request body:

{
  "user":{
    "email": "jake@jake.jake",
    "password": "jakejake"
  }
}

No authentication required, returns a User

Required fields: email, password

Registration:

POST /api/users

Example request body:

{
  "user":{
    "username": "Jacob",
    "email": "jake@jake.jake",
    "password": "jakejake"
  }
}

No authentication required, returns a User

Required fields: email, username, password

Get Current User

GET /api/user

Authentication required, returns a User that's the current user

Update User

PUT /api/user

Example request body:

{
  "user":{
    "email": "jake@jake.jake",
    "bio": "I like to skateboard",
    "image": "https://i.stack.imgur.com/xHWG8.jpg"
  }
}

Authentication required, returns the User

Accepted fields: email, username, password, image, bio

Get Profile

GET /api/profiles/:username

Authentication optional, returns a Profile

Follow user

POST /api/profiles/:username/follow

Authentication required, returns a Profile

No additional parameters required

Unfollow user

DELETE /api/profiles/:username/follow

Authentication required, returns a Profile

No additional parameters required

List Articles

GET /api/articles

Returns most recent articles globally by default, provide tag, author or favorited query parameter to filter results

Query Parameters:

Filter by tag:

?tag=AngularJS

Filter by author:

?author=jake

Favorited by user:

?favorited=jake

Limit number of articles (default is 20):

?limit=20

Offset/skip number of articles (default is 0):

?offset=0

Authentication optional, will return multiple articles, ordered by most recent first

Feed Articles

GET /api/articles/feed

Can also take limit and offset query parameters like List Articles

Authentication required, will return multiple articles created by followed users, ordered by most recent first.

Get Article

GET /api/articles/:slug

No authentication required, will return single article

Create Article

POST /api/articles

Example request body:

{
  "article": {
    "title": "How to train your dragon",
    "description": "Ever wonder how?",
    "body": "You have to believe",
    "tagList": ["reactjs", "angularjs", "dragons"]
  }
}

Authentication required, will return an Article

Required fields: title, description, body

Optional fields: tagList as an array of Strings

Update Article

PUT /api/articles/:slug

Example request body:

{
  "article": {
    "title": "Did you train your dragon?"
  }
}

Authentication required, returns the updated Article

Optional fields: title, description, body

The slug also gets updated when the title is changed

Delete Article

DELETE /api/articles/:slug

Authentication required

Add Comments to an Article

POST /api/articles/:slug/comments

Example request body:

{
  "comment": {
    "body": "His name was my name too."
  }
}

Authentication required, returns the created Comment

Required field: body

Get Comments from an Article

GET /api/articles/:slug/comments

Authentication optional, returns multiple comments

Delete Comment

DELETE /api/articles/:slug/comments/:id

Authentication required

Favorite Article

POST /api/articles/:slug/favorite

Authentication required, returns the Article

No additional parameters required

Unfavorite Article

DELETE /api/articles/:slug/favorite

Authentication required, returns the Article

No additional parameters required

Get Tags

GET /api/tags

No authentication required, returns a List of Tags