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A node framework to manage your backend and your database with the least possible amount of code

What the heck is SimpleQL and why should I bother?

SimpleQL is a NodeJS framework to create a server in 10 minutes that will handle all kind of data and requests without requiring you to do any low-value logic server-side, nor develop any endpoint. Define a general behaviour that will quickly get you a database working and able to treat all kinds of requests, and then you can add your custom logic where it is needed and valuable.

  • Simple: Only one route for all your requests
  • Predictable: the response of any SimpleQL request is formatted exactly the same way as the request, so you don't need to wonder about what the result of a request will looks like.
  • Efficient: In one single request you can do everything!


npm install simple-ql -S


Check the wiki (links are at the bottom of this page).

Creating your server

const { createServer } = require('simple-ql');
const express = require('express');

//Prepare your tables
const tables = {
//Log into your database solution like mysql
const database = {
    user: ...
    password: ...
    host: ...
    type: 'mysql',
    privateKey: ...
    port: ...
//Create your access table
const access = {
//Create your plugins
const plugins = [

const app = express();
const root = '/';//This is the path the SimpleQL requests should be addressed to. It will default to '/'.
createServer({app, tables, database, rules, plugins, root});

Note: You can also add options like the root path of the api, the sizeLimit of acceptable requests, or the number of requestPerMinute the api should handle, as parameter of the createServer function:

createServer({app, tables, database, rules, plugins}, {sizeLimit: '50mb', requestPerMinute: 100, root: '/'});

Read more about the optionnal parameter.


  • You can find here a full example of a messenger-like SimpleQL server configuration
  • You can find here a complete backend to host user files and manage data limitation.

This is what a SimpleQL request will look like:

      Comment : {
        author: {
          email : '',
        date : {
          '<=' : new Date(new Date(date).setHours(date.getHours() + 2)).toISOString(),
          '>=' : new Date(new Date(date).setHours(date.getHours() - 2)).toISOString(),
        set : {
          title : 'random',

Example: You can find here a set of requests matching the previous server example

In one request, we are getting all the messages from published 2h around date, and we are changing their title to random. This is what the response will looks like:

  Comment: [
      title: 'random',
      date: '2019-05-05T05:10:32.000Z',
      author: { email: '' },
      lastModification: '2019-05-05T06:01:33.005Z',
      edited: true,

To go deeper

Prepare your tables

Setup access to your database (like MYSQL)

Setting access rights

Adding plugins

Requesting your database

Server options


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