Hive digital currency wallet
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Grab the source

git clone
cd hive-js
npm install

Setup CouchDB

brew install couchdb

Enable CORS

add the following config in /usr/local/etc/couchdb/local.ini:

enable_cors = true

credentials = true
origins = http://localhost:8080
headers = accept, authorization, content-type, origin

If you want to be able to access the app from a mobile device on your local network, remember to add your host machine IP or alias to the cors origins list.

origins = http://localhost:8080,, http://alice-computer.local:8080

Start CouchDB

# start couchdb upon login
ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/couchdb/*.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents
# kick it off
launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.couchdb.plist

Click on the bottom link "fix this" to create an admin user, say:

username: admin
password: password


DB_HOST= DB_PORT=5984 DB_USER=admin DB_PASSWORD=password COOKIE_SALT=secret PROXY_URL= npm run dev
open http://localhost:8080

Optional environment variables:

NODE_ENV        # default to nothing, should be `production` in prod
PROCESS_COUNT   # default to 4. If your prod box has limited resources, reduce it.

Live Reload (Optional)

This project has js & css live reload setup. If you wish to use it to boost your productivity, head over to chrome store and download the LiveReload extension. After turning it on, you'd never need to hit the refresh button anymore.

Testing deployment inside Vagrant

  1. Install Vagrant
  2. symlink the playbook file into place: ln -s path/to/ansible/repo provisioners (Windows users can add directory to %PATH%)
  3. vagrant up or vagrant reload --provision

Deploy to Heroku

After all the regular heroku setup and hive-js setup as layed out above, install the heroku-hive-deploy plugin:

# one-time install

# deploy from your local hive-js dir:
heroku deploy:hive `pwd`

# alternatively, you can also deploy from a git uri:
heroku deploy:hive <git uri>



  1. Fork the repo
  2. Push changes to your fork
  3. Create a pull request

Pull requests are very welcome. If you want to send us any code, try your best to adhere to our coding guidelines:

Running the test suite

# run both server and client tests
DB_HOST= DB_PORT=5984 DB_USER=admin DB_PASSWORD=password COOKIE_SALT=secret npm test

# just server
DB_HOST= DB_PORT=5984 DB_USER=admin DB_PASSWORD=password COOKIE_SALT=secret npm run test-server

# just client
npm run test-client


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Hive is released under GNU General Public License, version 2 or later.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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