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RealWorld Example App

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Feathers codebase containing real world examples (CRUD, auth, advanced patterns, etc) that adheres to the RealWorld spec and API.

Demo    RealWorld

This codebase was created to demonstrate a fully fledged fullstack application built with Feathers (and Mongoose) including CRUD operations, authentication, routing, pagination, and more.

We've gone to great lengths to adhere to the Feathers community styleguides & best practices.

For more information on how to this works with other frontends/backends, head over to the RealWorld repo.

How it works

Feathers is a service oriented REST and Real Time API layer. Endpoints are defined as services.

Application Structure

  • app.js - Entry point for the application.
  • config/ - Configuration/environment variables for the server.
  • src/services/ - Service implementations
  • src/middleware/ - Middleware implementations
  • src/models/ - Schema definitions for our Mongoose models(Easily changed to use other databases).
  • src/hooks/ - Hooks for running code before and after services. Used for formatting requests and responses correctly.
  • src/common/ - Common helper functions.

Getting started

To get the Feathers server running locally:

  • Clone this repo
  • cd feathers-realworld-example-app
  • npm install to install all required dependencies
  • Set environment variable MONGODB_FEATHERS_REALWORLD to the connection string for your mongodb instance (You can install a community edition instructions or create an instance on mLab: instructions).
  • npm start to start the local server (or npm test to run tests).


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