A demo of how to build and consume Web Services with and without parameters
Last updated on September 17, 2020
REST Web Services Template
This template provides an example of how to create REST Web Services in Profound.js Spaces. Two
Web Services are bundled with this template:
list.js retrieves a customer list from a database table
getCustomer.js retrieves information about a specific customer
Web Services URI
The URI format for the Web Services is:
https://spaces.profoundjs.com/run/[your profile]/[your space name]/[route]/[params]
Before you can run the Web Service, you must create a Profound.js Spaces profile and publish a space.
The route and params are defined by right-clicking the Node.js file in the Files tree and selecting
In the Properties window, you can mark a file as a Web Service, and specify the HTTP Method and
This template provides a Node.js module and interface to test the Web Services. Simply select the
Launch App option to run the test.
The test uses server-side requests to communicate with the
services; however, client-side AJAX requests would work just as well. You can try testing the Web
Services using client-side requests by navigating to the appropriate URL in your browser or by
using a tool like Postman.
Request and Response Objects
The web server used for Profound.js Spaces is Profound.js, which is a superset of Express. Express
provides various capabilities for receiving input and sending output using special Request and
Response objects. You can refer to the Express API reference for the various properties and
methods provided by these objects.
Profound.js Spaces expects that your Node.js file exports a property named 'default' or 'run', which must point
to the main function to execute when the module is called.