Easiest API Framework Layer w/ Database agnostic ORM

Destination Framework

Painless API Creation Framework for Node.js w/ Database Agnostic Adapters.

npm install destination

Include the Destination Framework

var Destination = require('destination');

Install an Adapter, and start an objective:

var Objective = Destination.start(/* Express Application (app, generally) */, {
  name: 'adapter name such as (mongodb)',
  ... Adapter Settings ...

Start defining objective Models, Property schema curtesy of Validator.

var User = Objective.define('User', {
  // Definition is a collection? 
  // When collection is a string... it is used as the collection name  
  // rather than the name passed above. 
  // Example: 
  //     collection: 'users', 
  collection: true,
  // Routing System 
  routing: {
    fetch: { by: 'name' },
    fetchAll: false,
    create: true,
    update: false,
    remove: false,
    // Some more complex, built in: 
    // Update or Create 
    upsert: false,
    // Remove all entries 
    empty: false,
    // Count of all entries 
    count: false
  // Validator Schema 
  name: {
    type: String,
    length: {
      min: 3,
      max: 24
  password: {
    type: String,
    length: {
      min: 3,
      max: 36

Models currently only have two keywords in the root document:

  • collection
  • routing

Anything else is used as a property schema, processed and parsed by Validator upon requests, refer to validator for schema documentation.

It's extremely simple. I promise. Now you listen:


You don't even have to use the Objective variable to listen, you can use your application framework to do it and it will still work. :)

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