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Stick is an extensible HTTP server framework for RingoJS to create modular web applications composed out of "plugins" (also known as "JSGI middleware functions").


Compose web applications out of plugins:

var {Application} = require("stick");

var app = = Application();
app.configure("notfound", "error", "static", "params", "mount");
app.mount("/", require("./views"));

Currently Stick comes with the following middleware modules:

  • accept - HTTP content negotiation helper
  • basicauth - basic HTTP authentication
  • cookies - read HTTP cookies
  • cors - Cross-site HTTP requests access control
  • csrf - CSRF mitigation
  • error - generating error pages
  • etag - ETag based conditional GET
  • gzip - GZip content encoding
  • locale - Discover the locale from various possible sources
  • method - HTTP method overriding
  • mount - mounting other applications
  • notfound - generating 404 pages
  • params - form data parsing
  • profiler - JavaScript profiling
  • render - mustache.js templates (use rp install ringo-mustache)
  • requestlog - collecting per-request log messages
  • route - Sinatra-like request routing
  • session - session support
  • static - serving static files
  • upload - handling file uploads

Stick provides an Application object that can be used to compose web applications out of JSGI middleware components. Middleware can in turn define methods or properties on the application object to make itself configurable to the outside world.

Check out the demo applications and documentation to learn more.


Use the ringo package manager to install Stick:

$ rp install stick

To start the stick demo application run the ringo command with the demo.js script in the stick directory:

$ ringo examples/demo.js

Then point your browser to http://localhost:8080/.


Stick is distributed under the MIT license.