DADI Web is a high performance, schema-less templating layer built on Node.JS. it can operate as a stand-alone platform or in conjunction with DADI API as a full stack web application.
DADI Web makes it easy to build custom enterprise-grade Node.JS applications. Easily create static pages or connect to APIs to generate data-driven pages giving you the power to search, paginate, sort and filter your data.
DADI Web uses LinkedIn's Dust templating language which provides a simple yet powerful template layer for displaying your data. It has built in support for: Rotating log files, Nginx-style HTTP access logs, GZip compression, caching by mime-type, URL rewriting, database-backed sessions and more.
DADI Web is part of DADI, a suite of components covering the full development stack, built for performance and scale.
- Node.js (supported versions: 6.11.1, 8.9.4)
Your first Web project
All DADI platform microservices are available from NPM. To add Web to your project as a dependency:
$ cd my-app$ npm install --save @dadi/web
As part of the installation process of the
@dadi/web package, several files and folders were added to your project:
This enables Web to boot straight out of the box with a default ‘blog’ style configuration and some suggestions of next steps. Start the server and open a browser to begin.
Start the server
server.js in the root of your application, Web can be started from the command line simply by issuing the following command:
$ npm start
With the default configuration, our Web server is available at http://localhost:3001. Visit this URL in your browser to see a 'Welcome' page.
Web requires a configuration file specific to the application environment. For example in the production environment it will look for a file named
Configuration files live in a
config folder in your application root, for example
config/config.development.json. Web starts with a sensible default configuration, but you can find full configuration documentation at http://docs.dadi.tech/web/getting-started/configuration/.
Run Web as a service
To run your Web application in the background as a service, install Forever and Forever Service:
$ npm install forever forever-service -g$ forever-service install -s server.js -e NODE_ENV=production web --start
You can now interact with the
web service using the following commands:
$ [sudo] service web start$ [sudo] service web stop$ [sudo] service web status$ [sudo] service web restart
Note: the environment variable
NODE_ENV=productionmust be set to the required configuration version matching the configuration files available in the
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