Skip to content

Single Node

When building applications with shardus, it's useful to test using a single node just to get things working. Running a single node will let you test much faster because you don't have to wait for other nodes to sync up. Once you have your application transactions implemented, you should start testing with a network of nodes.

In order to test using a single node, you will need to create scripts that spin up the archive-server and monitor-server. There's a section in Coin App that also goes over setting up the scripts.

Install Dependencies

Dependencies

npm install @shardus/core
npm install @shardus/crypto-utils
npm install deepmerge
# OR:
yarn add @shardus/core
yarn add @shardus/crypto-utils
yarn add deepmerge

Dev Dependencies

npm install -D @shardus/archiver
npm install -D @shardus/monitor-server
npm install -D cross-env execa pm2 shelljs yarpm
# OR:
yarn add -D @shardus/archiver
yarn add -D @shardus/monitor-server
yarn add -D cross-env execa pm2 shelljs yarpm

Create scrips

Create a scripts directory in the root of your project. Create 3 script files that will help start, stop, and clean a single node network.

mkdir scripts && cd scripts
touch start.js stop.js clean.js

Copy this code into your start.js file

const execa = require('execa');

const archiverPath = require.resolve('@shardus/archiver');
const monitorPath = require.resolve('@shardus/monitor-server');

async function main() {
  try {
    await execa('yarpm', `run pm2 start --no-autorestart ${archiverPath}`.split(' '), { stdio: [0, 1, 2] });
    await execa('yarpm', `run pm2 start --no-autorestart ${monitorPath}`.split(' '), { stdio: [0, 1, 2] });
    console.log();
    console.log('\x1b[33m%s\x1b[0m', 'View network monitor at:'); // Yellow
    console.log('  http://localhost:\x1b[32m%s\x1b[0m', '3000'); // Green
    console.log();
  } catch (e) {
    console.log(e);
  }
}
main();

Copy this code into your stop.js file

const execa = require('execa');

async function main() {
  try {
    await execa('yarpm', 'run pm2 stop all'.split(' '), { stdio: [0, 1, 2] });
    await execa('yarpm', 'run pm2 kill'.split(' '), { stdio: [0, 1, 2] });
  } catch (e) {
    console.log(e);
  }
}
main();

Copy this code into your clean.js file

const { rm } = require('shelljs');

async function main() {
  try {
    rm('-rf', './.pm2 ./db ./logs ./statistics.tsv'.split(' '));
    rm('-rf', './archiver-db.sqlite'.split(' '));
  } catch (e) {
    console.log(e);
  }
}
main();

Add scripts to package.json

Add start stop clean restart scripts to the scripts field of your package.json like so.

{
  "scripts": {
    "pm2": "cross-env PM2_HOME='./.pm2' pm2",
    "start": "node scripts/start.js && node index.js",
    "stop": "node scripts/stop.js",
    "clean": "node scripts/clean.js",
    "restart": "node scripts/stop.js && node scripts/clean.js && node scripts/start.js && node index.js"
  }
}

Test

Once you have the necessary scrips setup, you can start running your tests with the following command:

npm run start
# OR
yarn start

When you finish running your test, run the stop and clean scrips

npm run stop && npm run clean
# OR
yarn stop && yarn clean