Drift: Cross-platform Server JS
This project is long outdated and is no longer maintained.
The goal of this project is not to compete with full-blown frameworks, but to provide a minimal layer of request routing, view templating and data modelling with a normalized synchronous-style API using Fibers.
In order to work across various platforms, this project uses its own module loader and abstraction layers for request/response, filesystem, etc. It closely follows conventions from Node and CommonJS.
JSON and ES5 are available across all supported platforms via simple polyfills. Basic eventing is provided similar to EventEmitter, and the define()/require() system of module loading is sort of a hybrid between Node/CommonJS and AMD.
Modules / Interface Abstractions
So far Drift provides
- Normalized Request/Response interface
- Relational Database Abstraction
- Basic Object-Relational Models
- View Templating
- Request Body parsing (form-urlencoded, application/json, non-buffering multipart)
- Buffer class (just like Node except without subscript byte access)
- Cookies and Session support
- Sending files in a non-buffering way
- HTTP client
- Email client (SMTP)
- Utils like Logging, Crypto, Date formatting, etc
Database interfaces are particularly hard to abstract in a truly agnostic way. SQLite and MySQL are the first adapters to be implemented.
ORM support is limited and supports CRUD and basic joins but not schema creation/migration. Data modeling can get tricky when we attempt to support relational and NoSQL with the same interface and we have not yet crossed that bridge.
Provides a simple routing implementation, similar to Express, and we have basic resourceful routing.
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