qewd: Quick and Easy Web Developer
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Thanks to Ward De Backer for debugging assistance and functionality suggestions
What is QEWD?
This is best answered by reading this article on QEWD
In summary: QEWD is a Node.js-based platform for developing and running interactive browser-based applications and Web/REST services.
QEWD includes an embedded persistent JSON database and session store/cache using Global Storage provided by either the Redis, GT.M or Cache databases.
A single instance of QEWD can simultaneously support multiple browser-based applications and Web/REST services.
QEWD uses Express to provide its outward-facing HTTP(S) interface, and Socket.io to provide its outward-facing Web-socket interface.
You can install QEWD.js by typing:
npm install qewd
However, you'll need to then set up the run-time environment manually.
Simpler options are:
If you're starting from a "clean slate", you should take a look at the pre-built installer scripts for Linux and Raspberry Pi systems.
If you've already installed Node.js, first create a directory to act as the "root" directory for QEWD, eg:
Then do the following:
cd ~/qewdjs # or whatever your 'root' directory is wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/robtweed/qewd/master/installers/package.json npm install
This will install QEWD using NPM as before, but then allows you to run a setup script:
npm run setup
Answer the questions it ask you, and it will create a working run-time environment for you.
###Note: this setup script will NOT install one of the databases used by QEWD (eg GT.M, YottaDB, Cache or Redis). You'll need to do this manually. If you want to use Redis, QEWD expects a default installation, listening on port 6379.
For further details on installing and configuring QEWD.js, see this presentation slide deck.
Learning / Using QEWD
See the free online training course
- Parts 1 to 3 provide background to the core modules and concepts used by QEWD
- Parts 4 onwards focus on QEWD
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