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    Stok provides a base layer for building twelve-factor apps using Hapi.


    const Stok = require('stok')
    // A fake service to demonstrate route error handling
    const someService = function () {
      if (Math.random() > 0.2) {
        return Promise.resolve('Stok is great!')
      return Promise.reject(new Error('Stok handles errors!'))
    const config = Stok.loadConfiguration({
      port: {
        env: 'PORT',
        default: 3000
    const stok = new Stok({
      appVersion: '0.0.1'
      port: config.port
      .then(() => {
          method: 'GET',
          path: '/',
          handler: (request, reply) => {
            return someService()
              .then((message) => {
                reply({ message: message })
        return stok.server.start()
      .then(() => {`Server running at ${}`)
      .catch((error) => {



    Configuration settings are stored in environment variables, but Stok provides some conveniences for working with config values. Specifically, Stok.loadConfiguration() will convert the env vars into a structured object and fill in default values. During development, you can also place config values in a .env file to simplify running the application.


    Routes work just like they do in Hapi, with one change: The handler can optionally return a promise to allow simplified error handling. If the promise is rejected, a response will be generated from the error as if you had called reply(error). This behavior can be controlled via the onResponseError option when creating a server.

    A health check route (GET /_health) is automatically added to the server for getting basic information about the server, and to verify that the server is still working. The response is JSON and includes the following properties:

    • status: Will always be set to 'ok'.
    • pid: The process ID of the node process running the server.
    • uptime: How long the process has been running.
    • appVersion: The version of the application that is currently running.
    • stokVersion: The version of Stok that is currently running.


    The Hapi server and all requests have a logger property which is a Logger instance created via Stock.createLogger(). Any logs created via Hapi's server.log() or request.log() methods will get piped to the appropriate Logger instance. By default these logs will be set to the info level, but if an error tag exists in the log call, then the error level will be used.

    Each request has the following data logged with a message of "HTTP request":

    • clientIp: The IP of the client that initiated the request. Respects the ipHeader option.
    • duration: The total duration for the request, including sending the response, in milliseconds, with nanosecond precision.
    • latency: The duration between the request being received and the response being sent, in milliseconds, with nanosecond precision.
    • method: The HTTP method for the request.
    • path: The path for the request.
    • protocol: The protocol used for the request.
    • statusCode: The HTTP status code of the response.
    • userAgent: The user agent for the client that initiated the request.

    Graceful Shutdown

    Stok applications perform a graceful shutdown when they receive SIGTERM or SIGINT. This behavior can be controlled via the shutdownSignals option when creating a new Stok instance. In addition, a graceful shutdown can be initiated by calling Stok#shutdown().



    Stok.createLogger(name) Returns: Logger

    Creates a named logger using bole. All logs are written to stdout. The level of output can be configured via Stok.logLevel().

    • name (String): The name of the logger.

    Stok.loadConfiguration(config) Returns: Object

    Loads configuration from env vars and the .env file and stores it in a structured object.

    • config (Object): A mapping between a structured config object and the associated env vars.

    In the following example, web.port will have the value of the PORT env var. Similarly,, db.user, and db.password will have the values of the DB_HOST, DB_USER, and DB_PASSWORD env vars, respectively. db.port will have the value of the DB_PORT env var, but if the env var doesn't exist, the default value of 3306 will be used.

    const config = Stok.loadConfiguration({
      web: {
        port: 'PORT'
      db: {
        host: 'DB_HOST',
        port: {
          env: 'DB_PORT',
          default: 3306
        user: 'DB_USER',
        password: 'DB_PASSWORD'


    Sets the log level for all loggers.

    • level (String): The minimum debug level to print to stdout. Possible values: "debug", "info", "warn", "error".

    NOTE: Logging starts with a default level of "info".


    The version of Stok being used.

    new Stok(options)

    Creates a new Stok instance.

    • options (Object): Configuration options for the Stok instance.
      • appVersion (String): The version of the application being instantiated.
      • shutdownSignals (Array; optional): Which signals to listen to for graceful shutdown. Default: ['SIGINT', 'SIGTERM'].

    Stok#createServer(options) Returns: Promise

    Creates a Hapi server and a connection.

    • options (Object): Configuration options for Hapi's server.connection(), plus the following options:
      • ipHeader (String; optional): The name of the header that contains the client's IP, for use behind a proxy.
      • onResponseError (Function; function(request, reply, error)): A function to invoke when a route returns a rejected promise. Defaults to a function which passes the error to reply.

    NOTE: Stok instances can only have one connection per server. NOTE: Routes have customized behavior.


    Registers a module with the Stok instance.

    • module (Object): Configuration for the module.
      • name (String): The name of the module.
      • shutdown (Function; function() Returns: Promise): A function to invoke during shutdown. See Stok#shutdown() for more information.

    Stok#shutdown() Returns: Promise

    Performs a graceful shutdown of the Hapi server and all registered modules. Modules are shut down in the order that they were registered, with the Hapi server being the first module to shut down.

    Stok will automatically perform a graceful shutdown when it receives SIGTERM or SIGINT. This behavior can be controlled via the shutdownSignals option when creating a new Stok instance.


    Copyright Stok contributors. Released under the terms of the ISC license.




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