Connect is a high performance middleware framework built by the combined forces of Tim Caswell (creationix) and TJ Holowaychuk (visionmedia) and the other skilled developers of ExtJS. Connect takes the familiar concepts of Ruby's Rack and applies it to the asynchronous world of node.
ExtJS is releasing Connect under the very liberal MIT license in hopes that we can provide some level of leadership and stability for application frameworks to build on.
- High performance api, with nearly no overhead.
- Several bundled middleware implementations such as log, static, and json-rpc.
- The connect executable for daemonizing node, and Connect servers.
Via curl / sh:
$ curl -# http://github.com/extjs/Connect/raw/master/install.sh | sh
Via git (or downloaded tarball):
$ git clone git://github.com/extjs/Connect.git && cd Connect && make install
$ npm install connect
View the man page:
$ man connect
View the HTML document:
$ open docs/api.html
View the online HTML documentation:
$ open http://extjs.github.com/Connect
View one of several examples located within ./examples.
To run the benchmarks you must have ApacheBench, and gnuplot installed, then:
$ make benchmark && make graphs && open results/graphs/*.png
First update the git submodules, which includes the Expresso TDD framework:
$ git submodule update --init
Then run the test suites located in ./test with the following command:
$ make test
Run a single test, or use a custom glob pattern:
$ make test TESTS=test/connect.test.js
(The MIT License)
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