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simple and diry persistent json store


Database done right.

Dirtle is a fast, in-memory, persistent JSON store for node.js with synchroneous access.


  1. Install it.
npm i dirtle
  1. Create the database.
echo '{}' > db.json
  1. Use it.
var Dirtle = require('dirtle');
var path = require('path');
var db = new Dirtle(path.join(__dirname, 'db.json')).db;
db.users = [];
db.users.push({ name : 'hohoho' });
db.pages = {
    home: 'Home Page',
    profile: 'My Profile'

When creating an instance of Dirtle, the Database is being loaded into memory synchroneously from a JSON file. It is being dumped non-blockingly to disk once every 470 milliseconds by default and once when the application exits.

You use it just like a native Object in JavaScript. However, it has to pass through JSON.stringify or the app will crash.

var db = new Dirtle(path[, timeout]).db;

path is the path to the database json text file. timeout is an optional timeout in ms, when the db will be persisted to disk (default 470ms).