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Makefile is a declarative, data-retrieval and aggregation gateway for quickly consuming HTTP APIs. See for docs, demos and examples.

How to Build

To build on your own, you need node (version 0.4.12) and npm. In Ubuntu, you need libexpat-dev additionally. Support for node 0.6.x is coming soon. Once you have these set up, do the following:

git clone
make install

Note If you get "ERR! Error: EACCES, Permission denied" errors, please take a look at npm issue #194 and what-no-sudo.

These steps will link modules locally so can you refer to those modules from your apps using npm link.

To run tests

make test source is organized into several modules that you can test independently.

cd modules/engine
make test

Using as a Stand-Alone Server

If you are interested in using as a stand-alone server, setup a new app and start the server.

mkdir myapp
cd myapp
curl | bash

Using latest versions of Firefox or Chrome, go to http://localhost:3000 to see's Web Console. See the Quickstart Guide for more details.

Using in a Node App

If you are interested in using in your node app, use

npm install

After that you can simply execute the core engine.

var Engine = require('');
var engine = new Engine({
    connection: 'close'

var script = "create table geocoder " +
             "  on select get from '{address}&sensor=true' " +
             "     resultset 'results.geometry.location'" +
             "select lat as lattitude, lng as longitude from geocoder where address='Mt. Everest'";

engine.exec(script, function(err, res) {

Making Contributions

We're working on getting a CLA in place.


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