JSON Server

Launch JSON server for web and mobile apps development from CLI without complicated backend setup.

Usage

jserver --data=<path to JSON file>

Available options you can use:

  • -d, --data: path to JSON database file. Required.
  • -h, --host: specify the IP address to serve. Default to 127.0.0.1.
  • -p, --port: specify the port to use. Default to 1711.

JSON Format

Typically, for JSON database, you need to use following structure.

{
  "API_PATH_1": RESPONSE_OBJECT_1,
  "API_PATH_2": RESPONSE_OBJECT_2,
}

API_PATH must start with a slash / to mark it as a serving path for API. RESPONSE_OBJECT: should be either Array or Object.

Examples

To start a default server, which binds to 127.0.0.1:1711, using database.json.

$ jserver -d database.json

To start server at localhost:8888 using api.json for database.

$ jserver -h localhost -p 8888 -d api.json

LICENSE

MIT @ 2019 Pete Houston.

Libraries

json_server