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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.

Getting Started

Install via NPM

npm install @dadi/web

Install via DADI Generator

npm install -g @dadi/generator
dadi-generator web /path/to/your_new_app
cd /path/to/your_new_app
npm install
npm start


Documentation is maintained under the docs branch.


DADI is a data centric development and delivery stack, built specifically in support of the principles of API first and COPE.

Copyright notice (C) 2016 DADI+ Limited All rights reserved

This product is part of DADI.
DADI is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version ("the AGPL").

If you wish to use DADI outside the scope of the AGPL, please contact us at for details of alternative licence arrangements.

This product may be distributed alongside other components available under different licences (which may not be AGPL). See those components themselves, or the documentation accompanying them, to determine what licences are applicable.

DADI is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

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