Heroku Sinatra MVC
I love Sinatra for writing quick and easy web apps in a snap. I also love MVC for keeping code clear, organized, and easily testable.
This is a template Sinatra app with some MVC-oriented configurations and testing built in.
See the homepage for more details.
Models are located in
config/data.rb. For small apps, it's usually
convenient enough to just put all models into that file. Though it's
easy to separate each model into its own file. See the file for example
Depending on the database and ORM adapter being used, you may need
migrations. Migrations can be found in
config/migrations.rb. See the
file for example migrations.
This app uses Postgresql for production (to work easily on Heroku), with Sequel ORM, which is similar to ActiveRecord, for those familiar with Rails.
Sinatra conveniently combines the controller functionality in with the
routing. This is all in the usual
Each view has its own file in the
views directory. This app uses haml
for templating, though this can easily be switched out with erb or
whatever you want.
This app is configured to use RSpec for testing, with tests located in
There is no installation script or magic involved. Just fork this project and start coding.
You might consider adding this fork as a git remote to easily pull down and merge updates with your app:
git remote add template git://github.com/JangoSteve/heroku-sinatra-app.git
Once the app is cloned, run
bundle install, and then you can run the
bundle exec rspec spec/.
For a sample app using this template, see The Aceys.
- Create an acount in seconds at Heroku.
- Install the gem
sudo gem install heroku.
- If you do not have an SSH key you'll need to generate one and tell Heroku about it
- Clone this repo
git clone git://github.com/sinatra/heroku-sinatra-app [appname]
heroku create [optional-app-name](You can rename your app with
git push heroku master