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Connect

Connect is an extensible HTTP server framework for node, providing high performance "plugins" known as middleware.

Connect is bundled with over 14 commonly used middleware, including a logger, session support, cookie parser, and more.

1.0 Migration Guide

Connect 1.0 is a near-complete rewrite of Connect, with this comes some changes, including some (minor) API changes, and removal of a few middleware, which you are welcome to rip out of previous versions as third-party middleware.

Middleware Removed

  • cache cached everything. This is less than ideal for dynamic apps, rendering this middleware relatively useless.
  • conditionalGet blanketed all requests, requiring the entire response to be computed before a response could be concluded. This is extremely wasteful.
  • staticGzip useless. gzip / ship assets to a CDN
  • gzip buggy
  • lint lame

Middleware Renamed

  • staticProvider is now static
  • bodyDecoder is now bodyParser
  • cookieDecoder is now cookieParser

Middleware Added

  • limit
  • profiler
  • responseTime

connect.createServer()

The connect.createServer() method is now optional, and equivalent to connect(). For example:

  connect.createServer(
      connect.logger()
    , connect.static(__dirname)
  ).listen(3000); 

is the same as:

  connect(
      connect.logger()
    , connect.static(__dirname)
  ).listen(3000);

When an options object is passed as the first argument it is assumed to be an https server:

  connect({ options here }
      connect.logger()
    , connect.static(__dirname)
  ).listen(443);

Authors

Below is the output from git-summary.

  project: connect
  commits: 1408
  files  : 100
  authors: 
    1184    Tj Holowaychuk
    191 Tim Caswell
      8 Astro
      5 Nathan Rajlich
      4 Jakub Nešetřil
      2 Aaron Heckmann
      2 Fabian Jakobs
      2 Jacques Crocker
      2 James Campos
      1 Jakub Nesetril
      1 Andreas Lind Petersen
      1 Joshua Peek
      1 Jxck
      1 Gregory McWhirter
      1 Eran Hammer-Lahav
      1 Bart Teeuwisse
      1 Guillermo Rauch

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2010 Sencha Inc. Copyright (c) 2011 LearnBoost Copyright (c) 2011 TJ Holowaychuk

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.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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