Flawless command line deployment of Node.js apps to the cloud
Jitsu is a Command Line Tool (CLI) for managing and deploying Node.js applications. It's open-source and easy to use. We've designed
jitsu to be suitable for command line beginners, but still be powerful and extensible enough for production usage.
npm, the node package manager.
One-line npm install
[sudo] curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | sh
One-line jitsu install
[sudo] npm install jitsu -g
jitsu is built on some amazing technologies which we've been actively building with the community since 2009.
jitsu is fully extendable and extremely modular ( see Libaries section ).
- Allows for seamless deployment of your Node.js applications to the cloud
- Ships with use-full boilerplates and sample applications through Node Apps project integration
- Fully supports
npmdependency resolution on deployment to Nodejitsu
- Full support of Nodejitu's API ( a plethora of node.js goodies )
- Integrated multi-level multi-transport logging support via Winston
- Too many to list... seek further knowledge or just try it out!
One-Line Node App Installation
( inside an empty directory )
One-Line Node App Deployment
( inside the path of your Node.js application )
This will create a new application, package.json, and deploy your path to Nodejitsu. If it's your first deployment, you'll be prompted for some information such as subdomain and start script but it's really easy and we promise it will only take a few seconds.
If you have any issues deploying your node.js application please feel free to open up an issue on the Github Issues section of this page, we'll have someone get back to you in a flash!
jitsu is mostly self documenting. After installation, run the
jitsu command from your command line.
If it's your first time using
jitsu, you will be prompted to login with an existing account or create a new account.
After you've logged in, you can start deploying apps immediately!
Command Line Usage
jitsu is mostly self-documenting. Try any of these commands to get started.
jitsu <resource> <action> <param1> <param2> ...
To install a pre-built application
To sign up for Nodejitsu
To log into Nodejitsu
Deploys current path to Nodejitsu
Creates a new application on Nodejitsu
Lists all applications for the current user
jitsu apps jitsu snapshots jitsu users jitsu logs jitsu databases jitsu conf jitsu logout
jitsu is mostly self documenting. We suggest just trying it out. All commands will yield friendly messages if you specify incorrect parameters. If you find anything difficult to use, please open up a Github issue or pull request!
jitsu help jitsu help apps jitsu help snapshots jitsu help users jitsu help logs jitsu help databases jitsu help config
All configuration data for your local
jitsu install is located in the .jitsuconf file in your home directory. Directly modifying this file is not really advised. You should be able to make all configuration changes via:
If you need to have multiple configuration files, use --localconf or --jitsuconf options.
jitsu [commands] [options] --version print jitsu version and exit --localconf search for .jitsuconf file in ./ and then parent directories --jitsuconf [file] specify file to load configuration from --noanalyze skip require-analyzer: do not attempt to dynamicially detect dependencies
jitsu behind proxy
If you are behind a proxy and you haven't configured jitsu to use it,
jitsu will throw an error,
Jitsu requires you to connect to Nodejitsu's stack (api.nodejitsu.com).
In order to solve this issue, you can configure jitsu to use a proxy by executing the following command.
jitsu config set proxy http://proxy.domain.com:3128/
If you need to authenticate yourselves to the proxy, you can try this command.
jitsu config set proxy http://user:firstname.lastname@example.org:3128/
jitsu is built on a few well developed, well maintained Node.js libraries. The Nodejitsu team and friends have been building and using these projects actively for the past two years. They are the most used Node libraries (see: http://search.npmjs.org/) and are actively maintained by Nodejitsu and other core members of the Node.js community. Each library serves a specific function and we highly suggest you check each one out individually if you wish to increase your knowledge of Node.js
- npm - Node Package Manager
- colors - Terminal Colors module
- optimist - CLI Options Parsing
- request - http request module
- async - Asynchronous Iteration
- vows - Asynchronous BDD testing library
- winston - Multi-transport logging library