deepstream can also be installed as an NPM package and offers a Node.js API to interact with it programmatically.
This can be useful to build custom authentication or permissioning logic or if you want to use the server on top of a HTTP server like Express. You can view the full Node.js API here.
Install the server via npm
npm install deepstream.io
Create a js file, e.g. start.js with the following content
const DeepstreamServer = require('deepstream.io') const C = DeepstreamServer.constants /* The server can take 1) a configuration file path 2) null to explicitly use defaults to be overriden by server.set() 3) left empty to load the base configuration from the config file located within the conf directory. 4) pass some options, missing options will be merged with the base configuration */ const server = new DeepstreamServer() // start the server server.start()
run the file with node
Using the deepstream client in Node.js
npm install deepstream.io-client-js
const deepstream = require('deepstream.io-client-js') const client = deepstream('localhost:6020').login()