narf server library
Narf is a basic framework for creating a JSON API with node , it supports both HTTP ( With a selection of verbs ) as well as web sockets.
The idea with NARF is that all you have to do for HTTP and Socket is put the functions you want exposed in a particular object and everything else will be handled for you. For HTTP, data is returned to the client either by use of a callback function , which will automatically convert the data to a JSON format ,ie: 'callback( [object data] )` or by piping data directly back into the response object.
Supported HTTP verbs ( as of 0.2.1 ):
npm install narf
If you want command line functionality then the following is suggested:
sudo npm install -g narf
If you are looking for an earlier version of narf for any reason ,simply specify the version in npm:
npm install firstname.lastname@example.org
configure() - depricated
narfSocketServer() - depricated
getConnectedClients() - depricated
Examples of narf implementation can be found in examples/ or on the narf wiki
NARF is tested under OSX and can run on Windows as well but should run smoothly on other platforms
HTTPS is switched off by default in the config due to its requirements, if you wish to switch it on you will need to provide the relative paths to your key and certificate files.
If you want to create your own files for testing you can run generate_cert.sh( only tested on OSX ), but these certificates will be viewed as untrusted.
to generate a generate_cert.sh file run the following command:
Unit tests for narf are located in the tests directory , to run:
npm test narf
Narf has some legacy functions , they work perfectly but are depricated because their designs were not futureproof. These depricated functions are still functional and their docuentation can be found here
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