This server, along with rtfeldman's Elm stylesheets, means that we can now have full stack Elm support. At no point in the development of an application will you have to write anything other than Elm!
It now supports server-side rendering of elm-html.
The Http.Server module allows you to create servers and run them.
Http.Response.writeElmfunction to compile an Elm file on request. It will compile an Elm file found with
name + ".elm"". It will write the output to a file in the same folder as
name + ".html". This will then be served out to the client. There is basic caching involved at the moment, which works based on the lifecycle of the server. Restart the server if you make any changes.
This is enabled by the node-elm-compiler package.
It also supports server-side rendering of elm-html, through using the vdom-to-html package.
To start Elm inside of Node simply this to the end of your compiled Elm code.
Take a look at
example/run.shto see a complete usage
elm make example/server/Main.elm --output=example/main.js echo "Elm.worker(Elm.Main);" >> example/main.js node example/main.js
This project depends on Node.js and the
Then load up the browser to see it working!
Originally inspired by https://github.com/Fresheyeball/elm-http-server.
There was some great work already there, I just cleaned it up a little and integrated it with some other packages.