Node.js - http()

Creates a new HTTP proxy, which can be used for wrapping other web frameworks. The example below shows wrapping an express application.

import { http } from '@nitric/sdk'
import express from 'express'

const app = express()

app.get('/', (req, res) => {
  res.send('Hello World!')
})

http(app, () => {
  console.log(`Application started`)
})

Parameters

  • Name
    app
    Required
    Required
    Type
    NodeApplication | (port: number, callback?: () => void)
    Description

    Accepts an object that has a listen function on it, or pass the listener function itself. A listener function is a function that accepts a port and an optional callback, and is used to start the application.

  • Name
    callback
    Optional
    Optional
    Type
    () => void
    Description

    A callback that is passed into the listen function when the application is started.

Examples

Before testing or deploying these services you'll need to make sure you have a nitric.yaml file in the base of the project.

name: project-name
handlers:
  - services/*.ts

Wrap a Nest.js application

For a Nest application, point your handler at the main.ts file.

name: project-name
handlers:
  - src/main.ts
import { http } from '@nitric/sdk'
import { NestFactory } from '@nestjs/core'
import { AppModule } from './app.module'

async function bootstrap(port: number) {
  const app = await NestFactory.create(AppModule)
  await app.listen(port)
}

http(bootstrap)

Wrap an Express application

import { http } from '@nitric/sdk'
import express from 'express'

const app = express()

app.get('/', (req, res) => {
  res.send('Hello World!')
})

http(app)

Wrap a Koa application

import { http } from '@nitric/sdk'
import Koa from 'koa'

const app = new Koa()

app.use(async (ctx) => {
  ctx.body = 'Hello World'
})

http(app)