Koa2 Api Boilerplate

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Koa2 Api Boilerplate

Boilerplate for building APIs with koa2.

Overview

The Koa2 API Boilerplate is a project designed to provide a starting point for building APIs using Koa2 and MongoDB. It includes various features such as authentication, database management, testing, documentation generation, and linting using standard style. The project has a set of requirements for node and npm versions and provides an installation guide and usage instructions.

Features

  • Authentication: Uses Passport and JSON Web Tokens (JWT) for implementing authentication.
  • Database: Utilizes MongoDB and Mongoose for managing the database.
  • Testing: Includes Mocha for running tests.
  • Doc generation: Uses apidoc to generate API documentation.
  • Linting: The project uses the standard style for linting.
  • Koa2: Powered by the Koa2 framework for building the API.
  • koa-router: Provides routing capabilities for the API.
  • koa-bodyparser: Allows for parsing of request bodies.
  • koa-generic-session: Implements session management.
  • koa-logger: Logs requests and responses.
  • MongoDB: The preferred database for storing data.
  • Mongoose: An Object Data Modeling (ODM) library for MongoDB.
  • Nodemon: Monitors changes in the server code and automatically restarts the server.
  • Mocha: A JavaScript testing framework.
  • apidoc: Generates API documentation based on inline comments.
  • Babel: Used for transpiling code written in newer versions of JavaScript.
  • ESLint: A linter for identifying and reporting code quality and style issues.

Installation

To install the Koa2 API Boilerplate, make sure you have the required versions of node and npm installed (node ^4.0.0, npm ^3.0.0). Then, follow the steps below:

  1. Clone the repository: git clone [repository_url].
  2. Navigate to the project directory: cd [project_directory].
  3. Install the dependencies: npm install.
  4. Start the server: npm start (for live mode) or npm run dev (for dev mode with nodemon).

Summary

The Koa2 API Boilerplate provides developers with a starting point for building APIs using Koa2 and MongoDB. It includes various features such as authentication, database management, testing, documentation generation, and linting. The installation process is straightforward, and developers can easily start the server in either live or development mode. Overall, the boilerplate aims to streamline the development process and provide a solid foundation for building APIs.

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Eslint

ESLint is a linter for JavaScript that analyzes code to detect and report on potential problems and errors, as well as enforce consistent code style and best practices, helping developers to write cleaner, more maintainable code.