gumshoe

Project type detection library for Node.JS using declarative heuristic predicates

Gumshoe

Project type detection library using declarative heuristic predicates.

Say you have a Git repo on disk, and you want to figure out what kind of language it is written in, what framework it uses, etc. With simple heuristics such as looking for a package.json file in the project root, this can be easily deduced.

Gumshoe makes it easy to specify these heuristics declaritively using predicates:

 
// Detect a node.js project 
var rules = [
    {filename:"package.json", exists:true, language:"node.js"}
]

More complicated example:

 
// Detect a node.js project using connect, express or null frameworks 
var rules = [
    {filename:"package.json", grep:/express/i, language:"node.js", framework:"express"},
    {filename:"package.json", grep:/connect/i, language:"node.js", framework:"connect"}
    {filename:"package.json", exists:true, language:"node.js", framework:null}
]
 

Installation

Gumshoe is available in NPM. npm install gumshoe

Example

  var gumshoe = require('gumshoe')
 
  // Use current working dir 
  var baseDir = process.cwd()
  // Detect a node.js project 
  var rules = [
      {filename:"package.json", exists:true, language:"node.js"}
  ]
 
  gumshoe.run(baseDir, rules, function(errres) {
    if (err) {
        console.log("Detection error: %s", err)
        process.exit(1)
    }
    console.log("Detected language: %s", res.language)
  })

Tests

Gumshoe comes with tests. To run, simply execute npm test.

License

Gumshoe is released under a BSD license.

Credits

Picture of Legoman gumshoe CC-BY Herb Real from http://www.flickr.com/photos/venndiagram/5328211162/