Sofe is a plugin for email@example.com, but the latest version of systemjs is >3. The new versions of systemjs have the equivalent of sofe built into systemjs itself, via import maps. Because of this, we encourage that you use systemjs@>=3 + import maps, instead of using firstname.lastname@example.org + sofe. See this file for an example of what the new alternative looks like. For the equivalent of sofe's local storage overrides, check out import-map-overrides.
Service Oriented Front-end - Sofe is a SystemJS plugin that resolves a module name to a fully qualified url at runtime.
More on the motivation for SOA in the browser
- Setup SystemJS and JSPM
- Configure SystemJS to use the sofe plugin:
jspm install npm:sofe
- Load sofe services:
System// Sofe is properly setup if the browser alerts a hello world.// You have successfully loaded the hello-world sofe service.
By default, any npm package with a UMD build can be a sofe service. Simply load the service by the package name:
Create your own service
By default, all npm packages are loaded through npm (unpkg). While this is convenient, it isn't always
what you want to do for your own services. You can provide a custom location for where your service distributable is located
by adding a
sofe property to your package.json:
"name": "my-service""version": "1.0.0""sofe":"url": ""
Republish a new sofe URL to npm whenever you want to update the location of your service distributable.
Services in production
Create your own private service by telling sofe how to resolve your service name. Add to your systemjs configuration a manifest option to a sofe property or auto-discover services by loading a remote manifest of available services:
Learn more about production configuration within the API documentation
- sofe-inspector - Developer tool for inspecting and overriding available sofe services
- sofe-babel-plugin - A babel plugin for production sofe workflows with webpack
- sofe-deplanifester - A manifest deployment service for sofe
- sofe-hello-world - A simple sofe-service to say hello
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