Joe is a tool to automatically build a REST API, its documentation and charts around SQL queries and their resulting data.
In a way it is an anti-ORM: its purpose is to help backend engineers versioning , annotating, exposing and charting the queries that can't be implemented or aren't worth implementing in the backend main business logic and that they would normally keep on .txt or .sql files.
How to Install
go get -u github.com/evilsocket/joe/cmd/joe
First create an
/etc/joe/joe.conf configuration file with the access credentials for the database:
# CHANGE THIS: use a complex secret for the JWT token generation API_SECRET=02zygnJs5e0bBLJjaHCinWTjfRdheTYO DB_HOST=joe-mysql DB_DRIVER=mysql DB_USER=joe DB_PASSWORD=joe DB_NAME=joe DB_PORT=3306
Then create the
admin user (this command will generate the file
sudo mkdir -p /etc/joe/users sudo joe -new-user admin -token-ttl 6 # JWT tokens for this user expire after 6 hours
For query and chart examples you can check this repository. Once you have your
/etc/joe/queries folder with your queries, you can:
Generate markdown documentation:
joe -doc /path/to/document.md
Start the joe server:
joe -conf /etc/joe/joe.conf -data /etc/joe/queries -users /etc/joe/users
Why the name Joe?
The software is a very generic middleware that doesn't have a very specific business logic but adapts to the queries and the data, so one of the most generic and short names looked like a good idea. You can also think about "Joe" as that coworker you can always ask to run a query on the backend for you.
joe is made with