Core: Utils


Overview


ActionHero ships with a few utility methods exposed for your convince:


Methods


api.utils.hashMerge(a, b)

  • create a new hash which looks like b merged into a
  • {a:1, b:2} merged with {b:3, c:4} looks like {a: 1, b:3, c:4}

api.utils.isPlainObject(object)

  • determines if object is a plain js 'Object' or something more complex, like a stream

api.utils.arrayUniqueify(arr)

  • removes duplicate entries from an array

api.utils.objClone(obj)

  • creates a new object with the same keys and values of the original object

api.utils.getExternalIPAddress()

  • attempts to determine this server's external IP address out of all plausible addressees this host is listening on

api.utils.parseCookies(req)

  • a helper to parse the request object's headers and returns a hash of the client's cookies

api.utils.parseIPv6URI(address)

  • will return {host: host, port: port} for an IPv6 address