WorkJS is a Web Application Framework with WebSocket support based on node.js It uses html5 features and does not care to support old web clients.
- The Map: write a site map to define how urls and http methods are served.
- Nonstop: a bug in the application code must not crash the server.
- SQL: use PostgreSQL, a technically mature database backend.
- Logging: detailed logging - messages, access, debugging with time stamps.
- Reload: automatically (watch your files) or manually reload on changes without server restart.
- WebSockets: a WorkJS application can be constructed from multiple WebSocket based singel page applications.
- WorkJS does not care about old browsers.
- WorkJS does not care about backwards compatibility.
- WorkJS requires the newest components - e.g. PostgreSQL 9.5
- WorkJS is built for Linux.
You need a working node.js installation and npm to install WorkJS.
You also need a PostgreSQL database server (9.5) with a new database. We use PostgreSQL 9.5 as it now provides features like "INSERT ON CONFLICT DO UPDATE" and "CREATE INDEX IF NOT EXISTS". PostgreSQL installation: http://www.postgresql.org/download/linux/ How to install PostgreSQL 9.5 on Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint: http://raonyguimaraes.com/installing-postgresql-9-5-on-linux/
For a quick start install the WorkJS package and start the "workshow" demo application. Edit CONF to match your PostgreSQL server and database name. Start the application.
[sudo] npm cache clean[sudo] npm install -g workjsworkjs -c workshopcd workshopvi CONFnpm installnpm start
Direct your browser to port 3000.