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Npm DigitalOcean Libraries

Most Popular Npm DigitalOcean Libraries

NameSizeLicenseAgeLast Published
do-wrapper37.54 kBMIT9 Years24 May 2021
digitalocean978.95 kBMIT10 Years19 May 2020
dots-wrapper123.21 kBMIT6 Years25 Aug 2023
digitalocean-api5.58 kBUNKNOWN10 Years28 Jan 2014
digio-api6.62 kBMIT9 Years12 Jun 2015
passport-digitalocean3.78 kBMIT9 Years9 Sep 2014
digio11.37 kBMIT9 Years8 Feb 2015
shark19.3 kBMIT11 Years1 Aug 2019
brinydeep8.47 kBBSD10 Years29 May 2013
solid-bucket5.15 MBMIT5 Years1 Aug 2018
s9s-cloudlink-api96.95 kBMIT7 Years12 Jan 2017
doapi7.05 kBUNKNOWN8 Years24 Jan 2017
block-storage4.14 kBMIT7 Years16 Jul 2016
qcobjects1 BLGPL-3.06 Years13 Jul 2023
@pulumi/digitalocean127.22 kBApache-2.04 Years31 Jul 2023

When are DigitalOcean Libraries Useful

DigitalOcean libraries are particularly useful for developers who need to interact with their DigitalOcean resources programmatically. This means instead of using the DigitalOcean website or GUI for interacting with your DigitalOcean resources (like droplets, Kubernetes clusters, volumes, etc.), you can use their API using these libraries, which is very useful for automated tasks, repetitive jobs, or integration with other software.

For JavaScript developers, if you are using npm as a package manager, you can easily find DigitalOcean libraries that are Node.js friendly to allow you to plug into their API. These libraries would allow you to do anything the API supports, like getting info about your droplets, spin up a new droplet, remove an existing droplet, etc., and all of this programmatically using JavaScript.

Functionalities of DigitalOcean Libraries

DigitalOcean libraries serve as an interface or wrapper around the DigitalOcean APIs. They usually have the following functionalities:

  1. User Authentication: These libraries provide functions to authenticate the user using API keys. They enable developers to generate, regenerate, or delete API keys for a user.

  2. Droplet Management: The libraries provide the functionality to create, retrieve, update, or delete droplets as well as perform various operations on them like power on/off, rebooting, resizing, etc.

  3. Volume and Snapshot Management: The libraries allow for creating, deleting and retrieving volumes as well as the snapshots associated with them.

  4. Floating IP, Load Balancer, and Firewall Management: The libraries provide the option to create, retrieve, update, or delete floating IPs, load balancers, and firewalls.

  5. Kubernetes Cluster Management: Operations like creating and deleting Kubernetes clusters can be performed using these libraries.

  6. Management of other resources: Other resources like Domain, DNS, Spaces (Object storage), Databases can also be managed using these libraries.

All of these operations are coded in terms of JavaScript functions if the library is designated to be used with JavaScript and runnable in a Node.js environment.

Gotchas/Pitfalls to Look Out for

When using DigitalOcean libraries with JavaScript, a few things to keep in mind are:

  1. Non-Sequitur Execution: Since JavaScript is asynchronous by nature, keep in mind to handle Promises or use async/await wherever necessary so that operations involving the DigitalOcean library do not execute in an unordered manner.

  2. API Rate Limiting: DigitalOcean imposes rate limits on their API. Ensure that your application handles rate limitation and does not exceed the specified limit when performing operations using an API wrapped by the library.

  3. Proper Error Handling: APIs can often result in errors, e.g., due to network issues, incorrect parameters, etc. Always remember to catch and properly handle these exceptions to ensure your application's stability.

  4. Secure Your Keys: DigitalOcean libraries usually require API keys for authentication. Be sure to keep these keys secure and never expose them in any public or insecure places.

  5. Understanding Throttling: In certain cases, the DigitalOcean API might throttle requests to guarantee fair usage. Understanding how this works can help you write more robust applications that can handle such cases.

  6. Updating Libraries: DigitalOcean libraries are frequently updated to adjust to changes in the APIs themselves. Always ensure you keep up with these updates to avoid possible incompatibility issues.