toolsets to create javascript function enhancers ([decorators](https://hackernoon.com/function-decorators-part-2-javascript-fadd24e57f83) but more powerful and robust)


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toolsets to create javascript function enhancers (decorators but more powerful and robust)

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npm install @financial-times/n-express-enhancer -D

Create Enhancers

upgrade a decorator to an enhancer with createEnhancer

import { createEnhancer } from '@financial-times/n-express-enhancer';

// create a decorator with currying
const decorator = targetFunction => (...args) => {
  // ...enhancement
  return targetFunction(...args);

export default createEnhancer(decorator);

Decorators created by currying with arrow functions in ES6 would return a decorated function with undefined name, as arrow functions are anonymous.

Enhancers upgraded from decorators by createEnhancer would return an enhanced function inheriting the original name of the target function, which is useful if you need to access the function name and make it available in the next chained enhancer. Furthermore, enhancers can also enhance a function bundle (functions wrapped as methods in an object), handy for reducing repeated lines to enhance a set of functions.

Use Enhancers

enhance a set of functions

export default enhancer({
  someFunctionA: () => {},
  someFunctionB: () => {},

chain enhancers together

import { errorToHandler, compose } from '@financial-times/n-express-enhancer';

const someMiddleware = (req, res) => {};
export default compose(errorToHandler, enhancerA, enhancerB)(someMiddleware);

order of how enhancers would be executed

Available Enhancers

auto next for express

There's an enhancer included in the package that can be used to enhance middleware/controller function in express to next() any error caught to error handler or calling next() on successful middleware execution.


const someMiddleware = (req, res, next) => {
 try {
   //...throw error if needed
 } catch(e) {

export default someMiddleware;


import { errorToHandler } from '@financial-times/n-express-enhancer';

const someMiddleware = (req, res) => {
  //...throw error if needed

export default errorToHandler(someMiddleware);

If you need to use res.render in controller, please use enhancedRender together. This is due to an restriction in express@4.

import { enhancedRender } from '@financial-times/n-express-enhancer';

app.use('/route', enhancedRender, enhancedMiddleware);

auto log for express

n-auto-logger - auto log every operation and action in express

auto metrics for express

n-auto-metrics - complementary metrics to refelect operations and actions

auto next/log/metrics for express




If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an issue on github!

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