balena-cdsl 0.10.2

Configuration DSL

balena cdsl

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A configuration DSL.

Provides facilities to:

  • transform configuration DSL into the JSON Schema & UI Object Schema with custom extensions
  • parse configuration DSL

Current crate status is experimental. It's because the API is evolving, we're not fully using it yet and we will probably move the transformation functionality to another crate in the future. This crate will become a simple configuration DSL parser and nothing else.


balena-cdsl crate is one small piece of the configuration project. This project has no public / open specification yet, but we're working on it and it will be public once finished.

Supported platforms

This library is written in the Rust language and can be used:




Add as a dependency to your Cargo.toml:

balena-cdsl = "0"

Evaluate simple JSON:

let input_schema: serde_yaml::Value = serde_yaml::from_str(

let (json_schema, ui_object) = Generator::with(input_schema)?.generate();


Install via npm

npm install --save balena-cdsl

Generate simple JSON Schema & UI Object Schema:

const cdsl = require('balena-cdsl');

const initialValue = `
title: demo
version: 1
  - network:
      title: Network
        - ssid:
            title: Network SSID
            type: string
            minLength: 1
            maxLength: 32
        - passphrase:
            title: Network Key
            type: password
            minLength: 8


An example of using this module in nodeJS is available in the examples/node folder:

cd examples/node
npm install
npm start

An example of using this module in the browser is available in the examples/browser folder:

cd examples/browser
npm install
npm start

Open localhost:8080 in your browser.


If you're having any problem, please raise an issue on GitHub or contact us, and the team will be happy to help.


balena-cdsl is open source software, and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the license.