The best way to start developing a plugin is to use a boilerplate.
We provide a boilerplate that contain a Kuzzle stack that reloads itself whenever a plugin change is detected, making it a handy tool for plugin development.
Clone this repository to start developing a Kuzzle plugin:
git clone https://github.com/kuzzleio/kuzzle-core-plugin-boilerplate cd kuzzle-core-plugin-boilerplate docker-compose -f docker/docker-compose.yml up // Kuzzle stack with the plugin is ready // Edit the file lib/index.js, // the Kuzzle stack will automaticaly restart to include your modifications
docker-compose.yml file launches a Kuzzle stack with the
nodemon module, with the following features:
- Automated Kuzzle restart every time a change is detected in the plugin code
The main Plugin class is defined in the
index.js. You can start edit it adding:
We need to provide the
configuration and the
context to plugins. In that purpose, plugins must have an
init function which will have them as parameters : this
init function is the very first one to be called by Kuzzle and is mandatory to start a plugin. You can now write your own functions and your own routes as described inside the
index.js. You can also write unit tests : see
You can find more information about the
init function here.
You have now everything you need to start writing your own Kuzzle plugin.