super hash powers for express view rendering
taters is an automatic resource hashing middleware for express. Injects resource fingerprints into static resource urls. Optionally inject a prefix for CDN deployments.
And taters will add the appropriate cache expiry headers.
var express = require'express';var taters = require'taters';var app = express;appset'view engine' 'hbs'; // or jade or whatevsappset'views' __dirname + '/views';// taters will setup itself on the apptatersapp;// you can now serve static content with the regular static middleware// no need to set a longer cachetime or anything since taters does that for usappuseexpressstatic__dirname + '/public';// render your views as before// tater will replace script, link, img urls with fingerprinted onesappget'/'resrender'index';;
Taters accepts some options to configure behavior
|prefix||String||prefix all changed url with this path|
|middleware||Function||optional function called wieh /static/ middleware is encountered|
middleware is an optional function which will be called when /static/ middleware is encountered. You can do things like set longer expiries, better cache headers, etc...
By default, taters middleware sets an expiry of 1 year. This lets browsers, proxies, and CDNs cache the resource for a long time since the hash changes when the resource changes.
You can detect incoming taters requests by checking if
req.internalTatersRequest is true. This is helpful to bypass
authentication and tweak logging.
Taters makes it very easy to use a CDN in production. Simply set the
prefix option to the domain of your CDN and your resources will be served via CDN.