Using Node.js Native API

The Eagle plugin supports the use of Node.js native APIs, allowing us to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Leverage the powerful features of Node.js for complex functions such as data processing, file compression, and network communication.

  • Utilize various modules and libraries from the existing Node.js ecosystem to quickly implement different functions in applications, avoiding reinventing the wheel.

  • Build cross-platform applications since Node.js has great support on Windows and macOS.

Example

const fs = require('fs');

// Read file
fs.readFile('/path/to/file.txt', (err, data) => {
    if (err) throw err;
    console.log(data);
});

// Write file
fs.writeFile('/path/to/file.txt', 'Hello, world!', (err) => {
    if (err) throw err;
    console.log('The file has been saved!');
});

This code snippet reads a file and then writes a text to it. During the read and write operations, relevant information is displayed in the console.

In addition to the fs module, the Node.js native API offers many other useful modules that provide a range of common functions. Here are some popular Node.js native modules:

  1. http module: Provides HTTP server and client functionality.

  2. path module: Provides utility functions for handling file paths.

  3. os module: Provides features to obtain operating system information.

  4. crypto module: Offers encryption and decryption capabilities.

  5. zlib module: Delivers data compression and decompression features.

Recommended Learning Resources

Using Node.js native APIs can greatly enhance the flexibility and functionality of your applications. If you're new to Node.js, the following tutorials may be helpful:

These videos can help you get started with Node.js development and learn the basics and practical tips of Node.js.

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