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Reference implementation of the SLEEP protocol.


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SLEEP is a protocol envisioned by @maxogden for open data publication and synchronization. It stands for Syncasble Lightweight Event Emitting Persistence, but is mostly just a pun on REST.

The official SLEEP spec lives on sleep-ref doesn't necessarily follow the spec as it is currently written -- consider this to be more experimental.

This project is meant to iterate on the spec through implementation and also to produce a module that is easily usable by other databases to expose their data with SLEEP.


var sleep = require('sleep-ref')
  , http = require('http')
  , net = require('net')
function getSequences (opts) {
  var c = mydatabase.getChangesStream(opts) // emits {id:'uuid', seq:1}, {id:'uuid2', seq:3} 
  // if opts.include_data it emits e.g. = mydatabase.get( 
  return c
var sl = sleep(getSequences)
http.createServer(function (req, resp) {
  sl.httpHandler(req, resp)
net.createServer(function (socket) {


var sleep = require('sleep-ref')
  , changes = sleep.client('http://localhost:8888/', { include_data: true })
changes.on('data', function (entry) { console.log(entry) })
changes.on('end', function () { console.log('up to date') })

sleep.client(url[, opts]) takes all valid SLEEP options. The url responds to the following protocols: http:, https:, tcp:, and tls:. You can pass tls options to opts via the tls property.


% make test

or if you don't have make:

% npm install
% npm test