An express server with logging, zero-downtime, and common-middleware

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import appServer from '';


App Server

A wrapper around a common configuration for an express application server. This module wraps the following modules:

It setup sane defaults for these modules and exposes simple confiuration options for tweaking. But overall it is an opinionated method for setting up an express service.


$ npm install --save app-server

Basic Usage

var Server = require('app-server');

// All these options are set to their default values
var server = new Server({
    port: 3000,
    hostname: null,
    logDir: 'log',
    logger: logtastic, // An instance of Logtastic
    trustProxy: true,
    compress: true,
    errorHandler: true,
    parseCookies: false,
    viewDir: null, // Full path to views
    viewEngine: null, // One of the modules provied by consolidate
    viewEngineSuffix: 'html'

// Setup routes'/', function(req, res) {
    res.status(200).json({hi: 'planet'});

// Start the server