Here's how I did it!
My requirements were:
- Serve up the contents of a file based on a route for example \Customers would serve a file in the \Customers directory
- Allow Cross-origin resource sharing and/or JSONP
- Allow me to change the JSON being served without having to restart anything
I decided to write the server in Go Lang since it's fun to scaffold up http web services with and the resultant utility will be cross platform so I can tinker away on my Mac with few issues. I've used Martini framework to get up and running quickly.
So the file directory will contain the files that I want to serve up as per:
The code to scan the file directory for the files is straightforward:
The code to serve up the file based on the matching route:
So with the GET file populated with some appropriate JSON:
So now when we run the servicestub application:
And if we choose a specific item: