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README.md

Easy Routes

Extreamly light middleware that creates some default routes for structuring responses inside controllers like cakePHP. Works with Connect and Express

 var app = http.createServer()
   , prefixes = ['admin'];

 app.configure(function(){
  app.use(require('easy-routes')(__dirname + '/controllers', prefixes));  
 });

 app.listen(3000);

Features

  • Creates default routes for /<prefix>/<controller>/<action>/<params>
  • Looks up the controller/action in the directory passed by param
  • Controllers are loaded on demand and only once.

In the handler:

req.param = {
    prefix: ...,       //optional
    controller: ...,
    action: ...,
    params: [...]      //optional
}

Installation

$ npm install easy-routes

Controllers example

module.exports = {
    index_GET: function(req, res) {
        /* handle the request */
    },
    admin_index_GET: function(req,res){
        /* handle the request */    
    },
    action_POST: function(req,res){
        /* handle the request */    
    },
    <prefix>_action_<method>: function(req, res){
        /* handle the request */
    }
}

Quick start

  • Install easy-routes (npm install easy-routes)
  • Creates a controllers folder
  • Add the easy-routes middleware
  • Creates a controller inside the folder (see controlles example)
  • Visit http://localhost:3000/controller/action

Running Tests

$ cd ./testing 
$ npm install -d
$ node app.js

Test suites are in ./testing/tests.js

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2012 Fenando Lores <ferlores@gmail.com>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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