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A set of sexy little helper, to make the daily work with nodeJS a bit easier :-)

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Installation

$ npm install toolbelt

Running Tests

To run the tests first invoke the following command to install all dev dependencies.

$ npm install

Run the tests with

$ npm test

List of available modules

Base:
Format:
Filesystem:
Radom:
Sorting:
Textmanipulation:

Modules

Basic usage

Load and use a module:

var module = require('toolbelt').pick([module_namespace]);
var data = module([do_your_thing]);

Module: base/extend

Merge the contents of two or more objects/arrays together into the first object/array.

extend([deepCopy,] target [, object1] [, objectN] );
  • deepCopy A Boolean that if true enables deepcopy.
  • target An object that will receive the new properties.
  • object1 An object containing additional properties to merge in.
  • object2 Additional objects containing properties to merge in.

Examples:

Shallow extend

var extend = require('toolbelt').pick('base/extend');
var data = extend({a:1},{b:2});

Deep extend

var extend = require('toolbelt').pick('base/extend');
var data = extend(true,{a:1},{b:2});

Module: base/has

A extend version of "hasOwnProperty" tests if a object has a certain structure.

has(object, path);
  • object A object to check.
  • path A path of keys to test against the object.

Examples:

var has = require('toolbelt').pick('base/has');
var data = {foo:{bar:{baz:1}}};
var hasPath = has(data,'foo.bar.baz'); // returns true
var hasPath = has(data,'foo.bar.nuv'); // returns false

Module: base/stack

Modifies a stack of data and returns the result.

stack(stack, worker, callback);
  • stack Array with data to work on.
  • worker A reducer function.
  • callback A callback that is called when finished.

Examples:

Takes a stack of numbers and increments them by 1

var stack = require('toolbelt').pick('base/stack');
var list = [1,2,3,4,5];
var worker = function(data,cb){

    // LONNNGGG Calculation :-)
    setTimeout(function() {
        data = data+1;
        cb(false,data);
    },100);
};

var callback = function(err, data){

    if(err) throw new Error('Upps');
    console.log(data);
}

stack(list, worker, callback); // returns [2,3,4,5,6];

Module: base/uuid

Generates a UUID

uuid();

Examples:

var uuid = require('toolbelt').pick('base/uuid');
var myId = uuid(); // returns [random uuid]

Module: format/date

Format a local date/time. Its basicaly a port from PHPs date() function. For more info on the format string see function.date-Page.

date(format, [Date]);
  • format The format of the outputted date string.
  • Date Instance of "Date" set to a specific time otherwise current date.

Examples:

var date = require('toolbelt').pick('format/date');
var testTime = new Date();
var dateFormarted = date('Y-m-d H:i:s',testTime); // returns "2012-08-07 17:39:27"

Module: format/money

Formats a Number/Float/Double.

money(amount,radix,ThsSeperator,DecDelimiter);
  • amount Number or Float to be used.
  • accuracy The accuracy to be used for amount.
  • ThsSeperator Delimiter that is used for thousand seperator.
  • DecDelimiter Decimal delimiter that should be used.

Examples:

var money = require('toolbelt').pick('format/money');
var formatedString = money(1000.111, 2, '.',','); // returns "1,000.11"

Module: rand/item

Returns a random position from a number, hash, string or array

item(list);
  • list A number, hash, string or array.

Examples:

var ritem = require('toolbelt').pick('rand/item');
var entry = ritem([0,1,2,3,4]); // returns random integer from array
var entry = ritem('ABC'); // returns random position from string
var entry = ritem({a:1,b:2}); // returns a random key from a hash
var entry = ritem(123); // returns a random pos from the number [1|2|3]

Module: rand/max

Returns a random number limited by a specified upper threshold.

rmax(maxVal,[floatVal]);
  • maxVal The upper threshold for the random number.
  • floatVal floating point decimal.

Examples:

var rmax = require('toolbelt').pick('rand/max');
var entry = rmax(4); // returns random integer <= 4
var entry = rmax(4,1); // returns random integer <= 4.0

Module: rand/between

Returns a random number limited by a upper and lower threshold.

rbetween(minVal, maxVal,[floatVal]);
  • minVal The lower threshold for the random number.
  • maxVal The upper threshold for the random number.
  • floatVal floating point decimal.

Examples:

var rbetween = require('toolbelt').pick('rand/between');
var entry = rmax(1,4); // returns random integer <= 4
var entry = rmax(1,4,1); // returns random integer <= 4.0

Module: fs/copy

Asynchronously copies a file from a source to a destination

copy(source,destination,callback);
  • source Path to a filesource
  • destination Path to the destination we´re the file gets copied.
  • callback Callback to test for errors.

Examples:

var copy = require('toolbelt').pick('fs/copy');
copy('/tmp/a.txt','/tmp/b.txt',function(err) {
    if(err) throw Error('Copy failed!');
});

Module: fs/copySync

Synchronously copies a file from a source to a destination

copy(source,destination);
  • source Path to a filesource
  • destination Path to the destination we´re the file gets copied.

Examples:

var copySync = require('toolbelt').pick('fs/copySync');
copySync('/tmp/a.txt','/tmp/b.txt');

Module: fs/dirwalkParallel

Walks a directory recusive in parallel and lists all files in it.

dirwalkParallel(path,callback);
  • source Path to directory
  • callback Callback with error and data handler.

Examples:

var dirwalkParallel = require('toolbelt').pick('fs/dirwalkParallel');
dirwalkParallel('/tmp',function(err,data){

    if(err) throw new Error('Error');
    console.log(data); // Array with all files in subdirectory
});

Module: fs/dirwalkSeriel

Walks a directory recusive in seriel (one-by-one) and lists all files in it.

dirwalkParallel(path,callback);
  • source Path to directory
  • callback Callback with error and data handler.

Examples:

var dirwalkSeriel = require('toolbelt').pick('fs/dirwalkSeriel');
dirwalkSeriel('/tmp',function(err,data){

    if(err) throw new Error('Error');
    console.log(data); // Array with all files in subdirectory
});

Module: fs/parentdir

Returns the parent directory for a given path.

parentdir(path);
  • path Path from which to resolve from

Examples:

var parentdir = require('toolbelt').pick('fs/parentdir');

parentdir('C:\A\B\C'); // Returns: C:\A\B
parentdir('C:\A\B\C.html'); // Returns: C:\A\B
parentdir('.'); // Returns: Parent from current working directory
parentdir('..'); // Returns: Parents Parent from current working directory etc. ...
parentdir('..','/A/B/C'; // Returns: '/A/B' 

Module: sort/queue

Sort a list/queue of objects by an identifier/key.

sortqueue(queue,key,sort);
  • queue List of objects.
  • key Common identifier to use for sorting
  • sort Array.sort compatible sorting algorithm @see Array.sort for details

Examples:

var list = [
    {id:2},
    {id:4},
    {id:1},
    {id:3}
];

var numericSort = function(a,b){
    return a-b;
}

var sortqueue = require('toolbelt').pick('sort/queue');    

var sortedList = sortqueue(list,'id',numericSort);

// sortedList is now:
//[
//    {id:1},
//    {id:2},
//    {id:3},
//    {id:4}
//]    

Module: sort/natsort

Natural sort algorithm in Javascript. Can be used together with Array.sort as a comperator.

natsort(a,b);
  • a Input A.
  • b Input B.

Examples:

var natsort = require('toolbelt').pick('sort/natsort');
var ipList = [
    '10.5.1.1',
    '10.5.1.6',
    '10.5.2.2'
];

var ipListSorted = ipList.sort(natsort);

Module: txt/wordwrap

WordWrap for Hipsters.

wordwrap(str [,width] [,fill] [,brk] [,cut]);
  • str The string to be wrapped
  • width The column width (a number, default: 75)
  • brk The character(s) to be inserted at every break (default: '\n')
  • cut A Boolean value (false by default). PHP docs for more info.

Examples:

var wordwrap = require('toolbelt').pick('txt/wordwrap');
var wrapedTxt = wordwrap('Thundercats polaroid sartorial synth messenger bag wes anderson.', 20, '<br/>\n');

// returns 
// Thundercats polaroid <br/>\n
// sartorial synth <br/>\n
// messenger bag wes <br/>\n
// anderson.

Module: txt/iwordwrap

WordWrap for Hipsters. A iOS like wordwarp that shorts a Text in the middle deppending on its length.

iwordwrap(str [, length] [,fill]);
  • str Text to shortend.
  • length Maximal length after shortend.
  • fill String to use to fill the space.

Examples:

var iwordwrap = require('toolbelt').pick('txt/iwordwrap');
var res = iwordwrap('CaWaBunGa-CaWaBunGa'); // returns "CaWaB...unGa";

ToDo´s

  • Complete modules list method
  • More Modules

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2010-2012 Alexander Pirsig self@pirsig.net

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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