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README.md

NorJS Backend Server

This is an application which runs micro services for NorJS framework.

This application is still in active development and may have few bugs in it. Please submit issues and we'll look into it.

Install

npm install -g @norjs/backend

Tutorial

Note! This example assumes you are familiar with babel-cli and use it to convert your ES6 files. You can compile our examples with npm run compile-examples.

We'll start two different systems in this example which talk to each other. We'll run them on the same local machine, but they could be anywhere in the network.

First we'll create a test service which saves a time when .updateDate() is triggered.

export default class DateService {

	constructor () {
		this.date = new Date();
	}

	updateDate () {
		this.date = new Date();
	}

	setTime (time) {
		this.date = new Date();
		this.date.setTime(time);
	}

}

With this service instance, you can see the date property and you can call .updateDate().

Then we'll create another service which uses our DateService:

export default class TestDateService {

	constructor (DateService) {
		this._Date = DateService;
	}

	updateDate () {
		return this._Date.updateDate();
	}

	setTime (time) {
		return this._Date.setTime(time);
	}


}

Note! Any property with leading _ will be private and not shared with other systems.

Our TestDateService can set a time, but cannot see it.

Next we'll start our first daemon:

$ norjs-backend ./dist/examples/DateService.js --protocol=http --auth=basic:demo:'$apr1$N8FG9xe6$KRqwt39aE3UX4szXSeeZD0'
2017-07-10T09:22:14+03:00 [main] Added credentials for auth basic for user demo
2017-07-10T09:22:14+03:00 [ServiceCache] Registered ServiceCache with UUID 0c49ef8e-d22d-4fcb-b662-57722ccbd64b
2017-07-10T09:22:14+03:00 [ServiceCache] Registered DateService with UUID 85ade1e9-0c42-45b6-85c5-51586cde7093
2017-07-10T09:22:14+03:00 [main] All services started.
2017-07-10T09:22:14+03:00 [main] All services initialized.
2017-07-10T09:22:14+03:00 [main] Basic auth support enabled.
2017-07-10T09:22:14+03:00 [main] Service DateService started at port 3000 as http
  • The password for HTTP basic auth is test and username is demo.

Then we'll start our other service and connect to remote DateService:

$ norjs-backend http://demo:test@localhost:3000 ./dist/examples/TestDateService.js --port=3001 --protocol=http --listen=TestDateService
2017-07-10T09:27:16+03:00 [ServiceCache] Registered ServiceCache with UUID 5aa563b0-584c-4338-9cb1-caae6efb081f
2017-07-10T09:27:16+03:00 [ServiceCache] No service DateService for TestDateService. Waiting 1 s.
2017-07-10T09:27:16+03:00 [ServiceCache] Registered DateService with UUID 2922feaa-0430-42bd-a11a-9d951931d068
2017-07-10T09:27:17+03:00 [ServiceCache] Registered TestDateService with UUID 4ae03a09-2460-4416-8555-4f21585e6093
2017-07-10T09:27:17+03:00 [main] All services started.
2017-07-10T09:27:17+03:00 [main] All services initialized.
2017-07-10T09:27:17+03:00 [main] Service TestDateService started at port 3001 as http

Now we can access TestDateService as an unprotected service at http://localhost:3001:

$ curl http://localhost:3001
{
  "$id": "5667dd0c-16bb-5761-b95b-431f2132eb06",
  "$hash": "0d6be056bed96911d812800ec7d7c973825296e057be76d1eec9b2b0f33cf346",
  "$ref": "http://localhost:3001/",
  "$type": "TestDateService",
  "$prototype": {
    "$id": "b35c596f-8a0c-53d7-9d1e-dd7ca50bfec1",
    "$hash": "1d4ed609bcf686ced0ec5082febe9d21134b2d5cf4d6451545c88640734502b7",
    "$ref": "http://localhost:3001/",
    "$name": "TestDateService",
    "$type": [
      "TestDateService"
    ],
    "updateDate": {
      "$ref": "http://localhost:3001/updateDate",
      "$type": "Function",
      "$method": "post",
      "$args": [],
      "length": 0,
      "name": "updateDate"
    }
  }
}

We can trigger new date like this:

$ curl -X POST http://localhost:3001/updateDate
{
  "$ref": "http://localhost:3001/updateDate",
  "$path": "payload",
  "$type": "undefined"
}

We can also access DateService directly as a password protected service at http://demo:test@localhost:3000:

$ curl http://demo:test@localhost:3000
{
  "$id": "852aa819-0167-5cac-b45d-43437f2e8277",
  "$hash": "9301e63a3dc7f62e6779e70aed643a2c2c9e812168bd62e7d22fb194574bcd18",
  "$ref": "http://localhost:3000/",
  "$type": "DateService",
  "date": "2017-07-10T06:56:17.729Z",
  "$prototype": {
    "$id": "f765f856-2da9-51cc-86da-12584a2f5dce",
    "$hash": "86226f83510a5eadc231aeffa8ddeca25ef30e2a4cbcab1d8817e39d4940207b",
    "$ref": "http://localhost:3000/",
    "$name": "DateService",
    "$type": [
      "DateService"
    ],
    "updateDate": {
      "$ref": "http://localhost:3000/updateDate",
      "$type": "Function",
      "$method": "post",
      "$args": [],
      "length": 0,
      "name": "updateDate"
    }
  }
}
  • Notice how DateService has a readable property date, but TestDateService does not have it.

Some functions might require arguments:

$ curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" --data '{"$args":[1539446645624]}' -X POST http://localhost:3001/setTime
{
  "$ref": "http://localhost:3001/updateDate",
  "$path": "payload",
  "$type": "undefined"
}

Different ways of running

Use as a client-verified protected HTTPS server: norjs-backend ./TestService.js --ca-file=./ca-crt.pem --key-file=./localhost-key.pem --cert-file=./localhost-crt.pem --protocol=https

Use as an unprotected HTTP server: norjs-backend ./TestService.js --protocol=http

Use without a server: norjs-backend ./TestService.js

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