express-simple-cdn

A Node.js module for Express that makes using a CDN for your static assets a breeze.

express-simple-cdn

A Node.js module for Express.js that makes using a CDN for your static assets a breeze. Supports multiple CDN hosts to distribute your static assets amongst multiple hosts.

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$ npm install express-simple-cdn

These examples assumes you're also using Jade. Simply add any of following to your Express app.configure. You may also set different CDN host options in your production vs. development environments using specific configurations for each environment.

Call the module like so:

var CDN = require('express-simple-cdn');

And then add a template variable assignment with your CDN host options:

This configuration will always use the one specified CDN host:

app.locals.CDN = function(path) { return CDN(path, '//mycdn.com') };
// In Jade, script(src=CDN('/js/myscript.js')) will become script(src='//mycdn.com/js/myscript.js')

This configuration will CRC hash your URLs to one of several CDN hosts in an array:

app.locals.CDN = function(path) { return CDN(path, ['//cdn1.mycdn.com', '//cdn2.mycdn.com', '//cdn3.mycdn.com']) };
// In Jade, script(src=CDN('/js/myscript.js')) will become script(src='//cdnX.mycdn.com/js/myscript.js'), where X is a consistent bucket number.

This configuration will output a file version number in the URL for making sure that the CDN networks pull the newest versions of your files after pushing updates when the useFileVersion is passed as true.

server.locals.CDN = function (path, useFileVersion) {

    if(useFileVersion === undefined || useFileVersion == false)
        return CDN(path, config.CDNURL);
    else
        return CDN(path, config.CDNURL, config.CDNVersion);
};

To simplify using dynamic versioning it is suggested you add a route to reroute your versioned requests to your static resources folder.

server.get('/' + config.CDNVersion + '/*', function(req, res) {

    var url = 'static' + req.url.replace('/' + config.CDNVersion,'');

    fs.exists(url,function(exists) {
        if(exists)
            res.sendfile(url);
        else
            res.redirect('/404');
    });

});

This configuration will not rewrite your URLs (useful for development environments):

app.locals.CDN = function(path) { return CDN(path) };
// In Jade, script(src=CDN('/js/myscript.js')) will become script(src='/js/myscript.js')

For any of the examples above, here's how to use the CDN function in your Jade template:

// JavaScript
script(src=CDN('/js/myscript.js'))

// CSS
link(href=CDN('/css/mycss.css'), rel='stylesheet')

// Images
img(src=CDN('/img/myimage.png'))
  • Add support for HTTPS specific CDN hosts.
  • Improve documentation in README.

Copyright (c) 2012 Jamie Steven, jamiesteven on github.

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