Chris Mendez in NodeJS, Javascript, For Developers

How to install SailsJS

Dev Environment

Install SailsJS

npm install sailsjs

Install Chrome Postman

Content-Type application/json

Quickly get started

Create a new sails app.

sails name_of_app

Create new sails using JADE

sails new name_of_app --template=jade

Fire up web server

sails lift

Create a model User. You can use this in production

sails generate model user

This is the equivalent of rails scaffold except it's using JSON API

CRUD

Create a new user

http://localhost:1337/user/create?fname=chris&lname=aiv

List all users

http://localhost:1337/user/

Find a user

http://localhost:1337/user/findAll

Update a user

http://localhost:1337/user/update/1?email=signup@chrisaiv.com

Limit the results to 2

http://localhost:1337/user?limit=2
{
  "where": {
	},
	"limit": 2,
  "sort": "fname ASC"
}

Skipping for pagination

{
	"where": {
	},
	"limit": 2,
	"skip": 1
}

Search for people who have an "a" in their "fname"

{
	"where": {
		"fname": {
			"contains": "a"
		}
	}
}

Who's name starts with a C

{
	"where": {
		"fname": {
			"startsWith": "c"
		}
	}
}

Make requests using socket.io

io
io.connect("http://localhost:1337");
var socket = io.connect("http://localhost:1337");
socket.request('/user', {} ,function(users){console.log(users)});

Troubleshooting