[KnackSteem API] - More features added

3년 전

Repository & Pull Request


What is KnackSteem?

"Do you have any talent? If yes! then KnackSteem is for you."
"Rewards people with talents, it can be any talent, anything you know how to do best is highly welcome on the platform. "
Source: Discord Channel :D

Changes Made

Middleware to check if a user is a moderator

Since some endpoints will be exclusively for moderators, a middleware to check if the current user is a moderator is needed to avoid unauthorized access. Basically, this middleware will check the username saved from the last middleware in the chain and will ask the database if this user is a moderator. If so, it will move to the next middleware. Otherwise, will tell the client that this user is not authorized to perform such action.

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Middleware to check if a user is a supervisor

Same as the middleware mentioned above but in this case, for supervisors. The process is exactly the same but, of course, for supervisors.

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Fetch all posts from Steem API using the permlinks from the database

As discussed with other developers in this project, we had to somehow query only our posts from the blockchain but having all the data updated. Also, we wanted to add custom filters like not-moderated posts, moderated posts, and so on. To achieve this, we've decided to only store author, permlink, and category of the post in the database. First, we grab all the permlinks and authors from the query and we make calls to the Steem API to complete the missing data of the posts. Thanks to libraries like async.js, we were able to make concurrent HTTP calls and join the results at the end.

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Query posts by author

The method above allowed us to re-use this same code to perform a query by author in the database and complete the data using the same process mentioned above.

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Documentation for endpoints

One of the things I really like about apidocs is that you can generate a documentation based on the comments of the routes in the API. For instance, look at the following:

 * @api {post} v1/posts/create Create Post
 * @apiDescription Insert a post into the database
 * @apiVersion 1.0.0
 * @apiName createPost
 * @apiGroup Posts
 * @apiPermission user
 * @apiHeader {String}   Authorization     SC2 User's access token
 * @apiParam  {String}   permlink          Permlink of the post
 * TODO: Add validation to the parameters.
 * @apiSuccess {Number}  status            http status response
 * @apiSuccess {String}  message           http return message
 * @apiError (Unauthorized 401) Unauthorized Only authenticated users can create a post
router.route('/create').post(sc2Middleware, checkUserMiddleware, controller.createPost);

Will generate the following page:

Screen Shot 2018-06-22 at 9.26.23 PM.png

Function to moderate a post

This is a moderation tool. Basically, it allows moderators and supervisors to edit the moderation object of any post. So, they can decide if the post is approved or not.

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Thanks for the contribution, @jaysermendez! Since the isModerator and isSupervisor functions are identical apart from one line, wouldn't it be better to combine them into one function?

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Even they are identical, if I combine them, mods will have supervisors rights and it is something we don't want :D. While supervisors can do everyrhing, mods cannot. So, if I combine them, mods will have access to supervisors endpoints as well


Yes I know, but surely there is a better way of checking a user's role instead of duplicating all the code?


Now that you mentioned, it can be done with a function that takes the role as the parameter :D i will do that.

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