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    Unofficial Node.js library for interacting with League of Comic Geeks. This provides an API for any system wishing to interact with an account on League of Comic Geeks and supports authentication and all lists. It has a comprehensive integration test setup to detect when the site makes breaking changes. Please create an issue or (better yet) a pull request if you see a problem or need additional features!


    Resources

    1. Session
    2. New Comics
    3. Search Results
    4. Collection
    5. Read List
    6. Wish List
    7. Pull List

    All methods on resources are asynchronous and follow the nodejs "error-first callback" pattern. For use with promises, consider using something like Bluebird's promisification functions.

    There are examples on using the different resources in the examples directory.

    Session

    Methods on the session object:

    • .create - Create a new session using the provided username and password. This sets up the session for all subsequent calls.
    • .validate - Validate that the active session is still valid.
    • .destroy - Destroy the current session both locally and on the site.
    • .get - Get the active session object.
    • .set - Set a previously retrieved session object.

    Used to log in and out of the application. You can get the current session object for saving, as well as set the current session by setting a previously retrieved session object. The active session can then be validated to confirm it's working.

    Lists

    Calls to get list data all follow a standard format:

    list.get(identifier, options, callback);

    Where the identifier can be an issue id, series id, search term, pull list date, etc. depending on the list being accessed.

    The options parameter is optional, but is used to specify the type returned (eg. "series" or "issue") and for any sorting or filtering.

    Options support:

    • type - "series" or "issue". Defaults to "issue".
      • Use the lofcg.types helper for getting type values, eg. lofcg.types.ISSUE
    • publishers - an array of publisher names to filter on. Defaults to no filtering.
    • sort - "asc" (ascending) or "desc" (descending). Defaults to "asc".
      • Note: Sorting is performed within the module on the response from the server (ie. not by the server itself) due to sorting bugs in the endpoints. However, the server provides additional sorting options depending on the list. Passing a value which is not one of the two supported will be delegated to the server (eg. providing "pulls" for Most Pulled on Pull List will have that order provided by the server).
    const lofcg = require('leagueofcomicgeeks');
    const options = {
      type: lofcg.types.SERIES,
      publishers: ['Marvel Comics', 'DC Comics', 'Other'],
      sort: 'desc'
    }
    lofcg.searchResults.get('detective', options, function (err, results) {
       // ...
    });

    The exception to this is the Pull List, which also requires a date:

    const lofcg = require('leagueofcomicgeeks');
    const myUserId = 26853; // alistairjcbrown
    lofcg.pullList.get(myUserId, '2017-03-29', function (err, pullList) {
      // ...
    });

    Again, additional examples can be found in the examples directory.

    Read-only Lists

    Methods on read-only lists:

    • .get - Get a list of comic issues or series for a user

    New Comics and Search Results are read-only lists - you can only get data from them, you cannot update them.

    User Lists

    Methods on user lists:

    • .get - Get a list of comic issues or series for a user
    • .add - Add a comic issue or series to my list
    • .remove - Add a comic issue or series to my list

    Note: .add and .remove require you to be authenticated. .get does not and can be called on any user.


    To do

    • Tests

      • Unit tests
      • Travid integration
        • Periodic run for integration tests
        • PR run for unit tests
    • Additional functionality

      • Sorting - A-Z, Z-A
        • Pull lists can have "most pulled"
      • List of subscriptions from /profile/alistairjcbrown/pull-list-subscriptions
      • Format selection - issues, annuals, digital, reprints, trade paperbacks, etc.
      • Filtering - owned, not owned, read, not read
        • New comics can have "only #1s"
    • Get publishers list in / update it periodically?

      • Perhaps a publisher module which can be called to get latest, which by default falls back to JSON file
      • Without coupling the code, can we use the session check to get the updated list of providers?

    Who am I?

    Just a comic fan and someone who wanted to build on top of the awesome system in place at League of Comic Geeks.

    You can see my profile here: https://leagueofcomicgeeks.com/profile/alistairjcbrown

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