Accessing Collections with dpd.js #

dpd.js is an auto-generated library that updates as you update the resources in your Deployd API. If you are writing your front-end in the public directory, include a script tag tag in your HTML:

<script src="/dpd.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

Note: The dpd.js file will not appear in the public directory because it is generated at runtime.

Example Usage #

dpd.todos.get(function(todos, error) {
  if (error) {
  } else {
    for (var i = 0; i < todos.length; i++) {

Dpd.js functions are asynchronous: they do not return a value, but execute a callback function when the AJAX operation is complete.

// Does not work
var result = dpd.todos.get();
// Works as expected
dpd.todos.get(function(result, error) {
  // Work with result

For details on using dpd.js, see the dpd.js reference

Also see A Simple Todo App for a working example.

Using dpd.js on a different origin #

You can use the dpd.js library outside of the public folder by using an absolute URL to the file.

This will not work on browsers that do not support Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (namely Internet Explorer 7 and below).

Accessing Collections without Dpd.js #

The dpd.js library is not required; it is only a utility library for accessing Deployd's HTTP API with AJAX. For details on the HTTP API, see the HTTP API Refernence.

Some front-end libraries include support for HTTP or REST APIs; for examples of how to use these instead of dpd.js, see A Simple Todo App with Backbone and A Simple Todo App with AngularJS