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higgle - A Tiny JavaScript Database System

So, yeah, it's not complete yet, but it can support simple queries and has an API similar to mongodb.

var db = new Higgle();
var esums = db.collection("Books");
esums.insert({'DOC': 1,
              'Dean of Strapping':'Newlyn Joseph',
              'IPs':[5234, 7432]
esums.insert({'DOC': 2,
              'Harry Potter':'JK Rowling',
              'Swag':'Newlyn Joseph'
esums.insert({'DOC': 3,
              'Dean of Strapping':'Newlyn Joseph',
              'IPs':[5234, 7432]
var queryresults = esums.find({'Principal':'Blue'});
console.log("Matching documents");

If you're working on the client side, just include the script higgle.js. This will provide you with the Higgle object attached to the window object.

<script src="higgle.js"></script>
<script src="your_code.js"></script>

On Node.js just require the module after installing it via NPM.

$ npm install higgle
// On Node.js you must require the module in order to use the Higgle object 
var Higgle = require('higgle');

Using Higgle is super simple. The Higgle object represents your entire database. You can create an instance of one as follows:

var db = new Higgle();  // It is common convention to name your database object 'db' 

Within a database you can have one or more collections. Collections are a group of JSON documents. You can create a collection by calling the following method on your database object.


All you must specify as an argument is a string which will be the name of the collection. You can now grab a handle to the collection by calling the following method on your database object.

var people = db.collection("People");

All you must specify as an argument is the name of the collection (the same name you used to create the collection). The variable people is a collection object which you can utilize to modify your database.

Adding data is super simple. Just call the following method on the collection object and specify the JSON document you want to add to the collection.

people.insert({'name': 'wiley',
               'age': 35
people.insert({'name': 'smith',
               'age': 16

The above code adds two JSON documents to the collection known as people.

Querying data is also super simple. Every query returns an array full of documents that matched the query. To perform a query call the following method on the collection object:

// This query will find all documents in the collection known as 
// 'people' that have the string 'wiley' paired with the key 'name' 
var queryresults = people.find({'name':'wiley'});
// You can also query with multiple JSON keys 
var queryresults = people.find({'name':'wiley',
                                'age': 13

The queryresults object is an array with all the JSON documents that matched the query.

Say for example we want to know all the people who can legally drink. To perform such a query we would do the following:

// Find all documents where the key of 'age' has a value greater than 21 
var queryresults = people.find({ 'age': great(21) });

Similarly, if we want to find all the documents in which the key of age has a value that is less than 21 we could perform the following query:

// Find all documents where the key of 'age' has a value less than 21 
var queryresults = people.find({ 'age': less(21) });

Similarly, if we want to find documents with a key of age that takes on a certain range of values, we can do so:

// Find all documents where the key of 'age' has a value in between 6 and 24 
var queryresults = people.find({ 'age': range(6, 24) });