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README.md

Sinatra Effigy

An Effigy extension for Sinatra.

Why?

  • HTML should be in .html files. Ruby should be in .rb files.
  • Effigy follows the jQuery API - just replace $() with f().
  • Effigy has 100% test coverage and 0 Reek smells.

Usage

Install the gem:

sudo gem install sinatra-effigy

Create your classic Sinatra app:

require 'rubygems'
require 'sinatra'
require 'sinatra/effigy'

get '/jobs/:id' do |id|
  effigy :job, Job.find(id)
end

Or, if you are using the modular style of Sinatra:

class App < Sinatra::Base
  register Sinatra::Effigy

  get '/jobs/:id' do |id|
    effigy :job, Job.find(id)
  end
end

Create your template (fresh from a designer?) at /templates/job.html:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>Web Designer at thoughtbot</title>
</head>
<body>
  <header>
    <hgroup>
      <h1>Web Designer</h1>
      <h2><a href="http://example.com">thoughtbot</a></h2>
      <h3>Boston or New York</h3>
    </hgroup>
  </header>

  <div id="description">
    <p>Graphic design, typography, CSS, HTML.</p>
  </div>
</body>
</html>

Create a view at /views/job.rb that responds to #transform:

class JobView < Effigy::View
  attr_reader :job

  def initialize(job)
    @job = job
  end

  def transform
    f('title').text("#{job.position} at #{job.company}")
    f('h1').text(job.position)
    f('h2 a').attr(:href => job.company_url).text(job.company)
    f('#description').html(job.description)
  end
end

Conventions

Assumes matching Ruby files at views/ and HTML files at templates/.

Use a string if you need directories:

get '/jobs/edit/:id' do |id|
  effigy 'jobs/edit', Job.find(id)
end

Override

Want to put your Ruby or HTML files elsewhere?

register Sinatra::Effigy

set :templates, 'somewhere/else'
set :views,     'not/views'

Gotchas

If you use Gem Bundler, set the app_file option in your Sinatra app:

set :app_file, __FILE__

Resources

Authors

Dan Croak, Danny Tatom