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Developing a hapi Edge: A Rich Node.js Framework for Apps and Services by Foreword by Eran Hammer, Lloyd Benson, Daniel Bretoi, Van Nguyen, Wyatt Preul

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Chapter 1. Introduction to hapi

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Hapi is a simple to use configuration-centric framework with built-in support for input validation, caching, authentication, and other essential facilities for building web and services applications. Hapi enables developers to focus on writing reusable applications in a highly modular and prescriptive approach.

-- Eran Hammer, https://github.com/hapijs/hapi

History

Hapi, aka hapi.js, is a web framework developed at WalmartLabs while Node.js was still an unproven programming environment. Sometime between March and April of 2012, Eran Hammer and Van Nguyen were tasked with rewriting some Walmart Java services ...

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