mortimer

rest interface for mongoose models, built on top of express

mortimer = MOngoose ResT

Mortimer is an extendible REST interface for mongoose models, designed for the entire project lifecycle: from fast prototyping to advanced custom functionality.

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  • Focus on extensibility. Fully plugable!
  • Does not depend on mongoose or express packages. It just builds arrays of middleware functions.
  • Easy to bootstrap a basic REST API for your models.
  • Supports filtering, pagination, sorting, property selection.
npm install mortimer
var bodyParser = require('body-parser');
var express = require('express');
var mongoose = require('mongoose');
var mortimer = require('mortimer');
 
 
// Handle connection to mongodb and data modeling. 
mongoose.connect('mongodb://localhost:27017/examples');
 
var BookSchema = new mongoose.Schema({
    'title': {type: String},
    'author': {type: String}
});
 
var Book = mongoose.model('Book', BookSchema);
 
 
// Setup http server with express. 
var app = express();
app.set('query parser', 'simple');
app.use(bodyParser.json());
 
 
// Setup mortimer endpoints. 
var resource = new mortimer.Resource(Book);
app.post('/books', resource.createDoc());
app.get('/books', resource.readDocs());
app.get('/books/count', resource.countDocs());
app.patch('/books', resource.patchDocs());
app.delete('/books', resource.removeDocs());
app.get('/books/:bookId', resource.readDoc());
app.patch('/books/:bookId', resource.patchDoc());
app.put('/books/:bookId', resource.putDoc());
app.delete('/books/:bookId', resource.removeDoc());
 
 
// Start the http server on http://localhost:3000/ 
app.listen(3000, 'localhost');

See more in the /examples directory. All examples have instructions on how to run and test them.

  • if you want to quickly bootstrap a rest api, check out this example. You can rapidly define your own routes and let mortimer handle the requests.
  • if you want to add middleware in front of every endpoint, check out this example. This can be usefull to add authentication, rate limiting, payload validation, output sanitation, etc. Mortimer is a backbone for all that.
  • if you want to add custom functionality to just one middleware, check out this example
  1. Contributions to this project are more than welcomed!
    • Anything from improving docs, code cleanup to advanced functionality is greatly appreciated.
    • Before you start working on an ideea, please open an issue and describe in detail what you want to do and why it's important.
    • You will get an answer in max 12h depending on your timezone.
  2. Fork the repo!
  3. If you use vagrant then simply clone the repo into a folder then issue $ vagrant up
    • if you don't use it, please consider learning it, it's easy to install and to get started with.
    • If you don't use it, then you have to:
      • install mongodb and have it running on localhost:27017.
      • install node.js and all node packages required in development using $ npm install
      • For reference, see ./vagrant_boostrap.sh for instructions on how to setup all dependencies on a fresh ubuntu 14.04 machine.
    • Run the tests to make sure you have a correct setup: $ npm run test
  4. Create a new branch and implement your feature.
  • make sure you add tests for your feature. In the end all tests have to pass! To run test suite $ npm run test.
  • make sure test coverage does not decrease. Run $ npm run coverage to open a browser window with the coverage report.
  • make sure you document your code and generated code looks ok. Run $ npm run doc to re-generate the documentation.
  • make sure code is linted (and tests too). Run $ npm run lint
  • submit a pull request with your code.
  • hit me up for a code review!
  1. Have my kindest thanks for making this project better!

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Copyright (c) 2012 Alexandru Topliceanu (alexandru.topliceanu@gmail.com)

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