A preconfigured set of scripts to run nodezoo via fuge
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Nodezoo is a search engine for node modules. The full system currently fetches data from NPM, Github and Travis-CI. It is an example of a real-world service built using Node.js micro-services. Each micro-service is published in its own github repository along with all of the necessary config to run the system locally or live . The codebase is intended to be used as an example, and as a starting point for your own projects.

This repo contains all the required config to spin up a Nodezoo system. The included services represents a production level micro-services system. Follow the instructions below to set up the system on your machine.

For more information please visit NodeZoo Wiki

Nodezoo Search Page

Search Page

  • The search page shows a minimal, but adequate, amount of information about a module.
    • Module description
    • If it exists on NPM, GitHub or Travis-CI then their respective icons are shown, accompanied by its most recent build status if available
    • The amount of watchers, stars and forks the modules repository has on GitHub

Nodezoo Information Page

Information Page

  • The information page is much more detailed than the search page, neatly displaying all of the important information regarding a module. If there is no NPM, GitHub or Travis-CI information available then the corresponding tile will not be visible. The three micro-services used to retrieve the data are:

Installation Guide

1. Install fuge

To make use of this repo you need to have fuge installed, you can do this via npm,

npm install -g fuge

Note: Fuge 0.6.1 or later is required

2. Install Docker

You need the ability to run docker and for it to be active in your session to run this system. Please see Docker's instructions for more detail on how to install it for your system. To test if docker is available for fuge to make use of, first type the following command to make the docker cli and daemon play nicely,

eval $(docker-machine env default)

Now, lets check if docker is available.

docker ps -a

If you are prompted with an error saying cannot connect to docker daemon, run the following command:

docker-machine start default

If this command doesn't return a TLS connection issue you are good to go.

Running this system causes containers to be created and ran via docker. If you need to stop and/or remove docker containers, the commands are as follows

docker stop $(docker ps -a)
docker rm $(docker ps -a)

3. Get the System

Each dependent repo will be cloned automatically, to get started clone this repo locally,

git clone https://github.com/nodezoo/nodezoo-system

4. Install your dependencies

In the ./nodezoo-system folder run,

npm install

5. Build the system

Copy the ./sample.env file to ./system.env and edit the environment variables as needed.

In the ./nodezoo-system folder run,

fuge build fuge/system.yml

6. Insert GitHub token

For the GitHub service to work you must create the file system.env in the fuge/env directory and copy the entire contents of sample.env to it. You then insert your GitHub personal access token into system.env.

7. Start the infrastructure

In the ./nodezoo-system folder, in a second terminal window run,

docker-compose -f fuge/infrastructure.yml up

8. Start the system

In the ./nodezoo-system folder run,

fuge shell fuge/system.yml

Once the fuge shell opens, type aptly named start command to launch the infastructure.

Note: You must run infrastructure using infrastructure.yml before running the system.

Note: The Nodezoo web app is available at 8000.


To set up a development environment with cloned copies of all the repositories run :

make dev-setup

All the services will be checked out into ./services and will use npm link to place symlinks in the node_modules folder.


The NodeZoo org encourages open and safe participation.

If you feel you can help in any way, be it with documentation, examples, extra testing, or new features please get in touch.


Copyright (c) 2016, Dean McDonnell and other contributors. Licensed under MIT.