Fake Server Test : contd

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It has some serious operations! Since the server needs to provide functionality to Create/Modify/Delete operations on requests, the logic behind the RFC standard operations needs to be embedded in the server backend.

During the test, server is created on localhost:50001 (I used the particular port, so it is easy to trace packets when comes to debugging) and requests are sent to specific URIs.

ie: create operation may send a request to <BASE_URL>/create/event.ics with PUT header. Also, If-None-Match : * header specified. We assume there are no conflicts with other files and etags are manipulated perfectly. Since the server is not a real file container, instead of creating temp files at the runtime (for new resources) and bind to the URL, an ics file will be registered to a URL and will be served by <BASE_URL>/create/event.ics url.

Once the file is asserted existing, the server will return 201 status code, etag and the schedule-tag. Calendar needs to keep them stored.

I spent the last week getting familiar with httpd.js, NSIHTTP* api and other test, util modules. I could create the basic handler functions and listeners needed to manipulate requests/responses. I found using wireshark to capture packets travel between two parties very helpful to move forward with the test.

My next target is to handle various requests on various URLs and treat them accordingly.