A rich framework for building applications and services

hapi enables developers to focus on writing reusable application logic instead of spending time building infrastructure.

$ npm install hapi

Current version: 17.8.1 ● Latest update: 2018-12-14T14:49:10Z ● Downloads last month: 1,077,992


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Getting started

Start by creating a package.json:

npm init

Install hapi and save it to your package.json dependencies:

npm install hapi --save

Create a server.js file with the following contents:

'use strict';

const Hapi=require('hapi');

// Create a server with a host and port
const server=Hapi.server({
host:'localhost', port:8000 });

// Add the route
server.route({ method:'GET', path:'/hello', handler:function(request,h) {

return'hello world'; } });

// Start the server
async function start() {

try {
await server.start();
catch (err) { console.log(err); process.exit(1); }

console.log('Server running at:', server.info.uri); };


Launch the application by running npm start and open localhost:8000/hello in your browser.

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