@logdna/env-config

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    @logdna/env-config

    Node.js Package to define, document, and assert environment variables

    Install

    $ npm install --save @logdna/env-config
    

    Test

    $ npm t
    

    Usage

    The recommended way to structure applications with this package is as follows:

    // config.js
    
    'use strict'
    
    const Config = require('@logdna/env-config')
    const config = new Config([
      Config.string('loglevel').default('info')
    , Config.number('port').default(3000)
    ])
    
    module.exports = config
    // index.js
    //
    // The following env vars can be set:
    //
    // LOGLEVEL - defaults to info
    // PORT - default to 3000
    //
    
    'use strict'
    
    const http = require('http')
    const config = require('./config.js')
    
    // This validates that we have the necessary env vars.
    config.validateEnvVars()
    
    http.listen(config.get('port'), () => {
      log.info('listen', config.get('port'))
    })

    Under the hood, Config is a <Map>, so use it like one.

    This package also provides a way to automatically generate documentation for the environment variables for a service.

    If the doc directory does not exist, it can be created using the following:

    $ mkdir -p doc
    

    Then, add a generate script to the service's package.json that looks similar to this:

    config-doc config.js > doc/env.md

    You should also add a link to this document in the README.md of the service.

    API

    new Config(input)

    • input <Array> Array of objects that represent a single rule.

    Each input item should be a Definition. See "Static Methods" below.

    Static Methods


    The following static methods return a Definition that can be used.

    Config.string(name)

    • name <String> Name of the config rule. The environment variable read for this rule will be name uppercased with - replaced with _.

    This defines a configuration definition for an environment variable that is a <String>.

    Returns: Definition

    Config.number(name)

    • name <String> Name of the config rule. The environment variable read for this rule will be name uppercased with - replaced with _.

    This defines a configuration defintion for an environment variable that is a <Number>.

    Returns: Definition

    Config.boolean(name)

    • name <String> Name of the config rule. The environment variable read for this rule will be name uppercased with - replaced with _.

    This defines a configuration definition for an environment variable that is a <Boolean>.

    Returns: Definition

    Config.regex(name)

    • name <String> Name of the config rule. The environment variable read for this rule will be name uppercased with - replaced with _.

    This defines a configuration definition for an environment variable that matches a <RegExp>.

    Returns: Definition

    Config.enum(name)

    • name <String> Name of the config rule. The environment variable read for this rule will be name uppercased with - replaced with _.

    A single value will be read from the environment variable as described, but it must exist in the allowed list of .values(). Every enum type needs to implement a .values() array.

    Config.list(name)

    • name <String> Name of the config rule. The environment variable read for this rule will be name uppercased with - replaced with _.

    Much like a CSV - an environment variable will be read and parsed into an array of a specific type. The type can be of string, boolean, or number. This is defined by calling .type(). All empty values generated by trailing characters are removed

    Instance Methods


    Config#toJSON()

    Returns a JSON representation of the config object. This will only work for Primitive values, objects, and arrays.

    Config#validateEnvVars()

    This should be called to validate that the required environment variables have been passed and that they satisfy the requirements. If any are not passed, or do not satisfy the requirements, an error will be thrown.

    Definition

    This is a private prototype that offers the following methods:

    Definition#required()

    Specifies that this env var is required. By default, env vars are optional.

    Returns this to allow chaining.

    Definition#desc(str)

    This sets the description for the env var that will be used for docs. This is an alias for the Definition#description(str) method.

    Returns this to allow chaining.

    Definition#description(str)

    This sets the description for the env var that will be used for docs.

    Returns this to allow chaining.

    Definition#default(def)

    This sets the default value of the rule. This does not set the actual env var though.

    Returns this to allow chaining.

    Definition#toJSON()

    Returns a JSON representation of the configuration Definition.

    Definition#match(re)

    This method can only be used with Config.regex(). Otherwise, an error will be thrown.

    Returns this to allow chaining.

    Definition#min(n)

    • n <Number> The minimum value for the rule

    This method can only be used with Config.number(). Otherwise, an error will be thrown.

    Returns this to allow chaining.

    Definition#max(n)

    • n <Number> The maximum value for the rule

    This method can only be used with Config.number(). Otherwise, an error will be thrown.

    Returns this to allow chaining.

    Definition#values(arr)

    • arr <Array> An array of acceptable values for an enum type.

    This method can only be used with Config.enum(). The final value must exist in the values arr, or an error is thrown.

    Definition#type(type)

    • type <String> The type of value expected within a list can be one of:
      • number
      • boolean
      • string

    Definition#separator(value)

    default: /\s+|,/

    Custom Errors

    'MissingEnvError'

    • <Error>
      • name <String> Static value of MissingEnvError
      • type <String> Describes the definition: string, number, boolean, regex, or enum

    This error is thrown if Definition#required was used, but no such environment variable or value was discovered.

    'RegExpError'

    • <Error>
      • name <String> Static value of RegExpError
      • expected <RegExp> The regular expression that is expected to match the discovered value
      • actual (Any) The value that was discovered in the environment
      • env <String> The name of the evironment variable that is supposed to hold the value (upper cased with underscores, e.g. MY_VARIABLE)

    This error is thrown if Config.regex() was used, but the discovered value in the environment did not match the pattern.

    'EnumError'

    • <Error>
      • name <String> Static value of EnumError
      • expected <Array> The list of acceptable values for the definition
      • actual (Any) The value that was discovered in the environment
      • env <String> The name of the evironment variable that is supposed to hold the value (upper cased with underscores, e.g. MY_VARIABLE)

    This error is thrown if Config.regex() was used, but the discovered value in the environment did not match the pattern.

    'ListError'

    • <Error>
      • name <String> Static value of EnumError
      • expected <Array> The list of acceptable values for the definition
      • actual (Any) An invalid value that found withing the list
      • input <String> The the value of the environment variable after it was parsed and sanitized
      • original <String> The original value from the environment variable
      • type <String> The defined value type of the list property
      • env <String> The name of the evironment variable that is supposed to hold the value (upper cased with underscores, e.g. MY_VARIABLE)

    This error is thrown if Config.list() was used, but the discovered value in the environment contained an invalid value

    Contributors

    Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):


    Evan Lucas

    💻 📖

    Darin Spivey

    💻 📖

    Jacob Hull

    🚧

    Eric Satterwhite

    💻

    This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!

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    npm i @logdna/env-config

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