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Are They Up? A Node cli for checking if a site is up

James Perkins
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Are they up is a npm package that can be installed globally that checks to see if any domain is up.

Why did I create this node cli.

Well I have in the past been working on a api framework with a particular domain and ran into an issue where they were down or I couldn't decide if my internet was down or if a site was.

How to install?

npm install aretheyup -g
//or this for single project
npm install aretheyup

How to use

The good news its super simple as shown below. The return is either a nice green check with an affirmative Yup! or a red cross with a sad Nope! If you type a domain in wrong you will get an error that says please check the domain and try again. Simple yet function!


Whats next for Are They Up?

I plan to add response times, returned ip and return code. AS functionally they are useful.

I hope you enjoy it, if you have any issues go ahead and report it via github

Discussion (2)

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Sergey Kislyakov πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Do we need that much of dependencies for a curl


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James Perkins Author

381 of the 397 dependencies packages are based upon Ava testing suite. Which I use in all my node modules, and no its not for everyone

I agree you could use just curl but the package is certainly not aimed for everyone, and more about providing anyone with the ability to check a site.