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A simple boilerplate library to assist in the setup of an expressjs application that follows the MVC pattern. The setup should be comfortable and familiar to most PHP developers.

How to install

Make sure the following environment variables are set.

export MYSQL_CONFIG=/path/to/bin/mysql_config

Install module via npm @see

npm install ExpressMVC

Install the following modules globally. You may need sudo privileges

npm install -g nodemon
npm install -g vows

How to run your application

The suggested way to run your application is:

$ nodemon /path/to/my/main.js

or (if you require the MySQL library)

$ DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH='/path/to/my/mysql/lib' nodemon /path/to/my/main.js


Required npm modules

Suggested modules

  • nodemon Monitor for any changes in your node.js application and automatically restart the server.
  • vows Asynchronous BDD & continuous integration for node.js


The following are major contributors of ExpressMVC


All original code within this library is Copyright (c) 2011 Nathan Anthony Sculli <>

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this program. If not, see

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