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    Resource enumerate is a special case API call that returns the interface of the API code in a single endpoint. The response can contain server time, paths to resources, and other information based on application needs. An advantage of this technique is that it eliminates the need to hardcode paths/urls.

    @aofl/resource-enumerate accepts a config object that defines the path to the production api server.

    It also supports before() and after() hooks. See example below.

    Api Documentation


    npm i -S @aofl/resource-enumerate


    const resourceEnumerateConfig = {
      apis: {
        'awesome-apis': { // api namespace
          url: '/apis/v1.0/resource-enumerate.json', // production url
          requestOptions: { // options passed into fetch
            method: 'GET',
            cache: 'no-cache'
          developmentVariables() { // return an object that is passed into the develpomentConfig function
            return {
              host: location.host
          stageVariables() { // return an object that is passed into the stageConfig function
            return {
              host: location.host
          invalidateCache() { // This function is invoked before each get() call and it controls whether or not a cached version is returned
            return false;
      developmentConfig: () => import('./dev-api-config'), // lazy-load dev config
      stageConfig: () => import('./stage-api-config') // lazy-load stage config
    export default resourceEnumerateConfig;

    [development|stage]Config() export a function that takes api namespace and the returned object from [development|stage]Variables() and returns the path to the environment specific resource enumerate api call.

    // dev-api-config.js
    export default (apiNs, {host}) => {
      return `//${host}/apis/dev/v1.0/resource-enumerate.json`;
    // stage-api-config.js
    export default (apiNs, {host}) => {
      return `//${host}/apis/stage/v1.0/resource-enumerate.json`;
    import {ResourceEnumerate} from '@aofl/resource-enumerate';
    import resourceEnumerateConfig from './__config/resource-enumerate-config';
    import apiRequestInstance from 'apiRequestInstanceFile :)'; // see @aofl/api-request
    import {getServerEnvironment} from '@aofl/server-environment';
    const developmentRegex = /localhost|192\.168\.[\d|\.]+|172\.(1[6-9]|2[0-9]|3[01])\.[\d|\.]+|10\.([0-9]|[1-8][0-9]|9[0-9]|1[0-9]{2}|2[0-4][0-9]|25[0-5])\.[\d|\.]+/; // localhost or all private ips
    const stageRegex = /^stage\./; // match url starting with "stage."
    const environment = getServerEnvironment(developmentRegex, stageRegex);
    const resourceEnumerate = new ResourceEnumerate(environment);
    const serverTime = {};
    resourceEnumerate.before((request, response, next) => {
      serverTime[request.namespace] = {
        before: Date.now() // record time right before api call
    resourceEnumerate.after((request, response, next) => {
      serverTime[request.namespace].after = Date.now(); // record end time immediately after the response comes back
      serverTime[request.namespace].delta = response.serverTime - Math.round(
        (servertime[request.namespace].before + servertime[request.namespace].after) / 2); // aproximate difference between server and local client time
    // making api call
    .then(() => {
      .then((resourceEnumeratePayload) => {
        .request(resourceEnumeratePayload.api_url + resourceEnumeratePayload.endpoints.getPosts)
        .then((response) => {
          // do something with response


    Calling get() will cache the api response by default. There are 2 ways to invalidate cache and fetch a new copy of the resource enumerate data.

    1. By calling get() and passing false as the second argument (fromCache).
    2. By implementing invalidateCache() in the config object. This function is invoked everytime get() is invoked and will return the cached data if it evaluates to false.
    'awesome-apis': {
      url: '/apis/v1.0/resource-enumerate.json'
      invalidateCache() { // add invalidateCache function
        return Math.random() > 0.8;


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