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qewd: Quick and Easy Web Developer

Rob Tweed
24 February 2016, M/Gateway Developments Ltd

Twitter: @rtweed

Google Group for discussions, support, advice etc:

Thanks to Ward De Backer for debugging assistance and functionality suggestions

What is QEWD?

In summary: QEWD is a Node.js-based platform for developing and running both interactive WebSocket-based applications and REST APIs. QEWD can run as either a monolithic back-end or as a set of MicroServices.

QEWD uses a unique architecture that prevents CPU-intensive or long-running APIs bringing a Node.js system to its knees, and includes QEWD-JSdb, a powerful high-performance, tightly-integrated multi-model database which, uniquely, presents your data as persistent JavaScript Objects.

Try it out

The quickest way to try out QEWD is using the pre-built Docker version.

docker pull rtweed/qewd-server

There's also a Raspberry Pi version

docker pull rtweed/qewd-server-rpi

Create three files within a folder of your choice (eg ~/myQEWDApp), using the sub-folder structure shown below:

        |_ configuration
        |            |
        |            |_ config.json
        |            |
        |            |_ routes.json
        |_ apis
        |    |
        |    |_ helloworld
        |            |
        |            |_ index.js


    "qewd_up": true


      "uri": "/api/helloworld",
      "method": "GET",
      "handler": "helloworld"


  module.exports = function(args, finished) {
      hello: 'world'

Fire up the QEWD Docker instance:

docker run -it --name qewdup --rm -p 3000:8080 -v ~/myQEWDApp:/opt/qewd/mapped rtweed/qewd-server

or on a Raspberry Pi:

docker run -it --name qewdup --rm -p 3000:8080 -v ~/myQEWDApp:/opt/qewd/mapped rtweed/qewd-server-rpi

Try out your REST API:



Further Reading

Baseline QEWD Environment, with Tutorials on devloping REST APIs and Interactive WebSocket-based Applications.

Installing and using QEWD with a native installation of YottaDB

Installing and using QEWD with a networked connection to IRIS

Getting Started with QEWD using QEWD-Up

Information on QEWD-JSdb, the multi-model database that is integrated with QEWD. This is a unique, ground-breaking database abstraction which provides you with on-disk, persistent JavaScript Objects with which you directly interact via JavaScript.


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