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🌩️ StormDB is a tiny, lightweight, 0 dependency, easy-to-use JSON-based database for NodeJS, the browser or Electron.
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🌩️ StormDB is a tiny, lightweight, 0 dependency, easy-to-use JSON-based database that allows users to quickly and easily achieve data persistence by provided an engine to store and access JSON data for NodeJS the browser or Electron.


Try it online now: Demo Page and Interactive Playground!

Example: Add a post entry under users.tom and save it to the database.

db.get("users")
  .get("tom")
  .push({ title: "Post 1" })
  .save();

Features

  • 🏎️ Blazingly Fast Speeds - Fast read and write speeds, even when handling large data.
  • 📦 Tiny Size - Tiny source code size allows for blazingly fast loading when speed matters.
  • ⚡️ Versatile - Can be used with NodeJS, in the browser or in Electron.

Usage

Install StormDB through NPM:

$ npm i stormdb

Basic usage with NodeJS:

const StormDB = require("stormdb");

// start db with "./db.stormdb" storage location
const engine = new StormDB.localFileEngine("./db.stormdb");
const db = new StormDB(engine);

// set default db value if db is empty
db.default({ users: [] });

// add new users entry
db.get("users").push({ name: "tom" });

// update username of first user
db.get("users")
  .get(0)
  .get("name")
  .set("jeff");

// save changes to db
db.save();

The db.stormdb database file is updated to:

{
  "users": [
    {"name":"jeff"}
  ]
}

Typescript Usage:

import StormDB from "stormdb";

// start db with "./db.stormdb" storage location
const engine = new StormDB.localFileEngine("./db.stormdb");
const db = new StormDB(engine);

StormDB is designed to be flexible, and can be used in NodeJS, the browser or even Electron with very small adaptations to the code. Examples usages can be seen below:

Engine API

For expanding functionality, each database initialized can be expanded with the following options, in the format new Engine(path, options);.

  • serialize - function to serialize data before writing it to the database.
  • deserialize - function to deserialize data from the database.

Database Operations Examples

Change Value of Key in Database:

db.get("old").set("newData");
// before: {"old": "oldData"}
// after: {"old": "newData"}

Set Key-Value Pair on Dictionary Property:

db.set("key", "value").save();
// before: {}
// after: {"key": "value"}

Delete Value:

db.delete("key");
// before: {'key': 'value', 'key2': 'value2'}
// after: {'key2': 'value2'}

Set Key-Value Pair on Dictionary with Shorthand Syntax:

db.set("key.key2", "value").save();
// before: {}
// after: {"key": {"key2": "value"}}

Set Default Data for Empty Database:

db.default({ name: "tom" });

// actual db: {}
console.log(db.get("name")); // prints "tom"

Push Item to Array Property:

db.get("list")
  .push(1)
  .save();

// before: {'list': []}
// after: {'list': [1]}

Filter Out All Elements under 5:

// before = {'list': [1,2,6,1]}
// output = {'list': [6]}

db.get("list").filter(i => i >= 5);

// save db
db.save();

Change Element with Highest Value:

// before = {'users': [{value: 10}, {value: 5}, {value: 6}]}
// after = {'users': [{value: "changed"}, {value: 6}, {value: 5}]}

db.get("users").sort((a, b) => b.value - a.value);

// change value of highest element
db.get("users")
  .get(0)
  .get("value")
  .set("changed");

// save db
db.save();

Map List, Squaring Each Number in List:

// before = {'data': [1,2,3,4,5]}
// after = {'data': [1,4,9,16,25]}

// square each number in the list
db.get("data").map(x => x ** 2);

// save db
db.save();

Reduce List, Finding Value of All Values in List Summed:

// before = {'data': [1,2,3,4,5]}
// after = {'data': 15}

// find value of all numbers in list summed together
db.get("data").reduce(
  (accumulator, currentValue) => accumulator + currentValue
);

// save db
db.save();

Leverage Serialize and Deserialize functions to encrypt and decrypt data:

const engine = new StormDB.localFileEngine("./db.stormdb", {
  serialize: data => {
    // encrypt and serialize data
    return encrypt(JSON.stringify(data));
  },
  deserialize: data => {
    // decrypt and deserialize data
    return JSON.parse(decrypt(data));
  }
});
const db = new StormDB(engine);

Credit

Author: Tom

License

MIT

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