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Flamingo Example Openweather

In this example, we build a module with connection to an api - step by step.

Goal: Opening weather/wiesbaden should show a nice weather widget.

For this example, you should be already familiar with the Flamingo basics and the helloworld tutorial.

Module planning

We want to use the ports and adapters pattern for our module

Layer Implementations
Infrastructure A fake implementation and the real implementation against openweather
Interfaces Web controller to show weather
Application Simple Service as entry
Domain Simple model to represent weather information

Getting started

git clone
cd example-openweather
git checkout start-over
make frontend
make serve
open http://localhost:3322/

The start-over branch provides a skeleton Flamingo project to start with. Following the tutorial steps, you will reach the status of the master branch.

Note: While you are working you can activate the carotene file watcher via make frontend-dev.

Step 1 - Kickstart weather module

  • Create new Flamingo module in src/openweather
  • Create a controller that renders the page weather/wiesbaden, with wiesbaden interpreted as parameter
  • Register a route using a Flamingo routes module and a (GET) handler

Step 2 - Weather domain

Define a useful domain model.

It's ok to conform with the api (subset)

We will use the domain model to be passed to the template later.

Start with mocking the template variable and display the weather by using the debug mixin:

include /atom/debug/debug

// ...


Step 3 - Fake service

  • Implement backend logic inside the module - 
following ports and adapters.
  • Plan it: What needs to be done in which layer? 
(start from inner to outer)?
  • Define a domainService (as secondary port)
  • Add applicationService (that gets the adapter injected)
  • Add a fakeImplementation for the domainService
  • Bind the fake implementation to the domainService in your module's Configure function
  • Call the applicationService from the controller

Step 4 - Real service

  • Implement an adapter against the openweather API and adjust the template to show nice HTML instead of debug output.

Use${weather.iconCode}.png for a nice image.

Push the variable content to the browser console using the console mixin: ```pug include /atom/console/console

// ...

+console(weather) `` * We suggest to use pact for consumer functional testing of api implementations * For further reading: []( * Usage of Flamingo’s modulecore/testutil` to support pact tests * Setup Pact on your dev host:

You can start into this step with the skeleton provided in step_4_start.patch:

git apply step_4_start.patch

Typical adapter implementations

  1. Call the external API
  2. Unmarshal Response 
to DTO (DataTransferObjects)
  3. Mapper DTO -> DomainModel (Anti Corruption Layer)

Step 5 - Data controller

Add a data controller to show the current weather of „Wiesbaden“ in the Header by using Flamingo pugtemplate’s template function data.

More time? Improve the example!

Ideas: * Use „locale“ package to translate „mainCharacteristics“ * Add template function to convert kelvin to celcius * Add form to select the city * …