Runs optimizely experiments in node using either jsdom or cheerio + native node-vm


Runs optimizely experiments in node using either jsdom (node-0.10 only, full-featured, resource-hungry) or cheerio+node-vm (0.10 and 0.12, simple, lightweight)

npm install optimizely --save
  1. Load processing environment
// jsdom
var optimizely = require('optimizely')('jsdom');
// node vm
var optimizely = require('optimizely')('node_vm');
  1. Attach Optimizely code library
  1. Process html page
// req - http request
// callback – return path out of this middleware
var originalHtml = getFinalHtmlBeforeResponse();
optimizely(req, originalHtml, function(err, modifiedHtml, extras)
  // only pass error if html isn't returned
  if (err && !html)
    return callback(err);
  // extras.images – array of image-src;
  // extras.cookies – cookie object;
  // return modified html
  callback(null, html);  

In jsdom processor trimmed version of jQuery is used, which is provided by optimizely itself and bundled with the module. In turn node_vm processor is relying on augmented cheerio module.

Module oven is used for cookie handling and it's cookie jar instance is returned in callback. Method extras.cookies.getCookieHeader() could be used to get cookie header formated string and extras.cookies.getCookies() to get list of cookie objects.

Along with creating new cookies, optimizely adds images to track performed experiments, to make it slim and less opinionated, list of images passed to callback (extras.images) instead of modifying html in place.

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  • Autoload of optimizely code