Apps/A Middleware (Node.js)
A Node.js reference implementation of a middleware for loading and rendering Apps.
$ npm install $ PORT=1234 node example/index.js
And then visit 127.0.0.1:1234.
#!/usr/bin/env coffee http = require 'http' connect = require 'connect' middleware = require '../middleware.coffee' app = connect() .use(middleware 'apps': [ 'git://github.com/intermine/intermine-apps-a.git' ] 'config': __dirname + '/config.json' ) .use(connect.static(__dirname + '/public')) http.createServer(app).listen process.env.PORT
The middleware accepts two params. One,
apps, is an Array of paths to app sources. This can be any of the following:
- Git paths on the net like:
- Local file paths:
The other parameter,
config, represents the configuration you want merged with the config from the apps sources. This can be one of the following:
- Local file path:
- A plain JS Object.
Only the first parameter is required.
Then, the middleware provides you with two routes:
/middleware/apps/a- which gives you a config for all the apps it can serve
/middleware/apps/a/:appId- which returns one app
Both URLs are being used internally by the Apps client (see