rxdb

Reactive Offline-first Database with Sync, Schema, Mongo-Query, Encryption, LevelDown

RxDB

The offline-first database for your next applications.

What is RxDB?

RxDB is a Javascript-based database with..

..these features.. ..for these plattforms
  • Reactive (rxjs)

  • Replication / Sync

  • Schemas (jsonschema)

  • Mango-Query (MongoDB)

  • Encryption

  • Level-Adapters

  • Import/Export (.json)

  • MultiWindow-Support
browsers

nodeJS

angular/ng2

react

ionic

cordova / phonegap

nativescript

electron



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Quickstart

Installation:

npm install rxdb --save

ES6:

import * as RxDB from 'rxdb';
RxDB.create('heroesDB', 'websql', 'myLongAndStupidPassword', true)  // create database
  .then(db => db.collection('mycollection', mySchema))              // create collection
  .then(collection => collection.insert({name: 'Bob'}))             // insert document

ES5:

var RxDB = require('rxdb');
RxDB.create('heroesDB', 'websql', 'myLongAndStupidPassword', true)      // create database
  .then(function(db) {return db.collection('mycollection', mySchema);}) // create collection
  .then(function(collection) {collection.insert({name: 'Bob'});})       // insert document

Features

Mango-Query

To find data in your collection, you can use chained mango-queries, which you maybe know from mongoDB or mongoose. Example:

myCollection
  .find()
  .where('name').ne('Alice')
  .where('age').gt(18).lt(67)
  .limit(10)
  .sort('-age')
  .exec().then( docs => {
    console.dir(docs);
  });

Reactive

RxDB implements rxjs to make your data reactive. This makes it easy to always show the real-time database-state in the dom without manually re-submitting your queries.

heroCollection
  .find()
  .sort('name')
  .$ // <- returns observable of query
  .subscribe( docs => {
    myDomElement.innerHTML = docs
      .map(doc => '<li>' + doc.get('name') + '</li>')
      .join();
  });

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MultiWindow/Tab - Support

When two instances of RxDB use the same storage-engine, their state and action-stream will be broadcasted. This means with two browser-windows the change of window #1 will automatically affect window #2. This works completely serverless.

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Replication

Because RxDB relies on glorious PouchDB, it is easy to replicate the data between devices and servers. And yes, the changeEvents are also synced.

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Schema

Schemas are defined via jsonschema and are used to describe your data. Beside the jsonschema-keywords, you can also use primary and encrypted. Example:

var mySchema = {
    title: "hero schema",
    description: "describes a simple hero",
    type: "object",
    properties: {
        name: {
            type: "string",
            primary: true       // <- this means: unique, required, string and will be used as '_id'
        },
        secret: {
            type: "string",
            encrypted: true     // <- this means that the value of this field is stored encrypted
        },
        skills: {
            type: "array",
            maxItems: 5,
            uniqueItems: true,
            item: {
                type: "object",
                properties: {
                    name: {
                        type: "string"
                    },
                    damage: {
                        type: "number"
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    },
    required: ["color"]
};

Encryption

By setting a schema-field to encrypted: true, the value of this field will be stored in encryption-mode and can't be read without the password. Of course you can also encrypt nested objects. Example:

"secret": {
  "type": "string",
  "encrypted": true
}

Level-adapters

The underlaying pouchdb can use different adapters as storage engine. You can so use RxDB in different environments by just switching the adapter. For example you can use websql in the browser, localstorage in mobile-browsers and a leveldown-adapter in nodejs.

// this requires the localstorage-adapter
RxDB.plugin(require('rxdb-adapter-localstorage'));
// this creates a database with the localstorage-adapter
RxDB.create('heroesDB', 'localstorage');

Import / Export

RxDB lets you import and export the whole database or single collections into json-objects. This is helpful to trace bugs in your application or to move to a given state in your tests.


// export a single collection
myCollection.dump()
  .then(json => {
    console.dir(json);
  });

// export the whole database
myDatabase.dump()
  .then(json => {
    console.dir(json);
  });

// import the dump to the collection
emptyCollection.importDump(json)
  .then(() => {
    console.log('done');
  });

// import the dump to the database
emptyDatabase.importDump(json)
  .then(() => {
    console.log('done');
  });

Getting started

Get started now by reading the docs or exploring the example-projects.

Contribute

Check out how you can contribute to this project.

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