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Version 2.7 release notes

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Loïc Poullain
Fullstack developer and creator of FoalTS

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Version 2.7 of Foal has been released! Here are the improvements that it brings.

The body of HttpResponse can be typed#

The HttpResponse class becomes generic so as to enforce the type of its body property if needed.

import { Get, HttpResponse } from '@foal/core';
import { Product } from '../entities';
export class AppController {  @Get('/products')  async products(): HttpResponse<Product[]> {    const products = await Product.find({});    return new HttpResponse(products);  }}

It also allows you to infer the type of the body in your tests:

Generic HttpResponse

Support for signed cookies#

Starting from this version, you can sign cookies and read them through the signedCookies attribute.

import { Context, HttpResponseOK, Get, Post } from '@foal/core';
class AppController {  @Get('/')  index(ctx: Context) {    const cookie1: string|undefined = ctx.request.signedCookies.cookie1;    // Do something.    return new HttpResponseOK();  }
  @Post('/sign-cookie')  index() {    return new HttpResponseOK()      .setCookie('cookie1', 'value1', {        signed: true      });  }}

In order to use signed cookies, you must provide a secret with the configuration key settings.cookieParser.secret.

Environment name can be provided via NODE_ENV or FOAL_ENV#

Version 2.7 allows to you to specify the environment name (production, development, etc) with the FOAL_ENV environment variable.

This can be useful if you have third party libraries whose behavior also depends on the value of NODE_ENV (see Github issue here).

foal generate entity and foal generate hook support sub-directories#

Example with entities (models)#

foal g entity userfoal g entity business/product

Output

src/ '- app/  '- entities/   |- business/   | |- product.entity.ts   | '- index.ts   |- user.entity.ts   '- index.ts

Example with hooks#

foal g hook logfoal g hook auth/admin-required

Output

src/ '- app/  '- hooks/   |- auth/   | |- admin-required.hook.ts   | '- index.ts   |- log.hook.ts   '- index.ts

New afterPreMiddlewares option in createApp#

It is now possible to run a custom middleware after all internal Express middlewares of the framework.

This can be useful in rare situations, for example when using the RequestContext helper in Mikro-ORM.

const app = await createApp({   afterPreMiddlewares: [      (req, res, next) => {         RequestContext.create(orm.em, next);      }   ]})

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