Intro To Hapi

2014-03-18 by Ben Wheeler and Brian Marks (Meetup) (speaker notes)

What

  • alternative to express
  • originally built for mobile api

Not Express

  • configuration over code
  • explicit methods over settings
  • plugin architecture over middleware

Routes

Route Prerequisites

like angular's resolve (maybe, but nobody knew angular)

Request Lifecycle

  • set extension points for hooking into a request
  • more granular than middleware

Validation

  • specified in config block in route
  • prevalidate all request parameters look good before calling handler
  • default error messages tailored for developers, not end users
    • customize error messages with localization files (languages/en-us.json)

Plugins and Methods

plugins: caching, authentication et cetera

Templates and Views

Authentication

Caching

multi-strategy key-value store

Other

use lout to generate api documentation