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    bas-remote-node

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    bas-remote-node

    npm version GitHub issues License: MIT

    bas-remote-node - NodeJS library, which allows you to automate Google Chrome browser.

    In order to make it possible, BrowserAutomationStudio application is used. bas-remote-node allows you to call and control execution of functions created in BAS. Consider following example, you have a BAS function, which executes specified Google search query and returns result as a list of urls. Using this library, you can call that function in any NodeJS application and obtain result. You can distribute applications written with bas-remote-node library as well.

    BrowserAutomationStudio

    BAS - is application that allows you to automate any activities in Google Chrome browser with a help of visual programming and without knowing of any programming language. You can think of it as IDE created especially for browser automation:

    Check following link for more info:

    https://bablosoft.com/shop/BrowserAutomationStudio

    Installation

    npm install --save bas-remote-node
    

    Quick start

    Following code will search for cats query in Google and output result into console. You can just copy paste this code and run it.

    const BasRemoteClient = require('bas-remote-node');
    
    async function main() {
      //Set script name, and optionally auth details (login, password)
      const options = {
        scriptName: 'TestRemoteControl' /* or 'YourScriptName' */,
      };
    
      //Create client
      const scriptClient = new BasRemoteClient(options);
    
      //Start application, this may take some time
      await scriptClient.start();
    
      //Set parameters for function
      const scriptParams = {
        Query: 'cats',
      };
    
      //Run function and wait for result
      //Following function will return list of strings
      const result = await scriptClient.runFunction('GoogleSearch' /* or 'YourFunctionName' */, scriptParams);
    
      //Iterate and output results
      result.forEach(link => {
        console.log(link);
      });
    
      await scriptClient.close();
    }
    
    main();

    Checkout wiki for more examples.

    Running custom code

    Previous example used TestRemoteControl project and GoogleSearch function defined in it. In most cases you want to use your own projects and functions. In order to do it:

    • Install BAS. Download using following link. IMPORTANT You need to be a premium user in order to create project with custom functions.
    • Start record mode and create new function by using function manager. BAS functions works like functions in any other languages. They can be called with parameters and can return value as a result. Functions help to incapsulate and reuse your code.
    • Implement it. On following step you need to implement required functionality. Place code into the function that you have created on previous step. They will be called from NodeJS code later. Function parameters will be sent from NodeJS to BAS, while return value will be sent from BAS to NodeJS. Working with BAS is out of scope of this article, check BAS wiki for more info.
    • Compile it and give it a name. Check this article more more instruction for compilation.
    • Finally, allow remote function execution flag for script must be set. You can do that on following page. See screenshot for more details.

    After project with function is prepared, you can use it from NodeJS. In order to do that, change script and function name in example above.

    How it works

    Following diagram will explain project architecture:

    Running custom code section explains how to prepare your project and upload it into the cloud. Portable BAS instance is downloaded and started automatically, it is also closed automatically when BasRemoteClient gets closed. Folder, where portable BAS instance is located by default is data folder relative to executable. It can be customized by using options.workingDir setting.

    Project example

    You can use TestRemoteControl project in order to test bas-remote-node library. It is already uploaded into the cloud and can be used without authentication. List of available functions:

    • Add(X,Y) - adds two numbers and return their sum.
    • SetProxy(Proxy,IsSocks5) - sets proxy for current thread. Proxy param is proxy string, IsSocks5 is string("true", "false") value indicates if proxy type is socks5. No return value.
    • CheckIp() - returns remote IP of current thread. Uses ip.bablosoft.com service to test. Can be combined with SetProxy function.
    • GoogleSearch(Query) - performs Google query, returns result as a list of urls.

    Project source code can be downloaded here

    License

    bas-remote-node has MIT license.

    You can distribute applications using bas-remote-node library, including commercial, to user, who don't have BAS premium subscription without any fees.

    In order to create project with custom functions you need to have a BAS premium subscription.

    In other words, only developers must have BAS premium subscription, not users.

    Install

    npm i bas-remote-node

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