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  • caffeine

    A basic REST service for JSON data - enough for prototyping and MVPs! (by rehacktive)

    Nice to see that the interface for the DB was separated out:

    https://github.com/rehacktive/caffeine/blob/master/service/s...

    It's not "MVP" fashion but even for only one implementation making these interfaces is critical IMO.

    That said, if it's not too much maybe consider adding a SQLite backend! :)

  • parse-server

    API server module for Node/Express

    Parse is still around and supported: https://github.com/parse-community/parse-server

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  • Caffeine

    A high performance caching library for Java

    And also a (very efficient) Java cache library https://github.com/ben-manes/caffeine

  • json-server

    Get a full fake REST API with zero coding in less than 30 seconds (seriously)

    Another similar project that I use for mocking API server https://github.com/typicode/json-server

  • WireMock

    A tool for mocking HTTP services

    I have used WireMock in the past: https://github.com/wiremock/wiremock

    It's more complex than Caffeine, but it has a lot of options.

    It can also run as a proxy and generate the mocks from actual http requests passing through the proxy

  • libcaffeine

    A library for broadcasting to Caffeine.tv

    Since we are collecting :) there is also a streaming service https://www.caffeine.tv/

  • Testify

    A toolkit with common assertions and mocks that plays nicely with the standard library

    Very cool. You could simplify the tests by using testify [0] assertions and possibly a test suite. Then it'd be easier to add additional test cases.

    [0] https://github.com/stretchr/testify

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