Geddy model command? #130

czhae opened this Issue Apr 28, 2012 · 14 comments


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Geddy controller [controller name] correctly generates a controller. But I was unable to create a model, using Geddy model.


The assumption has been that if you want a model, you always want a controller, but sometimes you might want a "bare" controller with no associated model.

You can always run "geddy resource" to get a model and controller, and just not use the controller.

Do you think we need the ability to create bare models?


@Techwraith, what do you think on this one?


Personally, I see a use for having a model without a controller, but it's kinda edge case-ish.


Right on, shouldn't be hard to expose the model part of the Jake task for resources.


Correct me if I am wrong as I am pretty new to the MVC paradigm.

Right now I am trying to see if I can re-create one of my apps using geddy.
The app uses Google Map API so there are only the map itself and data for markers in JSON.
I needed model and controller for the markers to parse the data and create markers on the map.
However, I did not necessarily need views explicit to markers data.

In this case, I believe I did not need the full package that 'geddy resource' generates.


That sounds correct. You could generate a full resource, and then just ignore the controller, or even delete the unneeded files.


Okay, I've fixed this in master. Can you build from master and verify it works for you?


I know I am going to sound like a total noob but how do I build from master -_-?


It's easy, on Mac/Linux:

git clone git://
cd geddy
make && sudo make install

There's not an easy way to do it like that on Windows.

Let me know if you have problems. :)


hmm I got this error

throw err;
Error: Command failed: jake aborted.
Error: ENOENT, no such file or directory 'app/models/markers.js'
at Object.openSync (fs.js:238:18)
at Object.writeFileSync (fs.js:626:15)
at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/geddy/Jakefile:24:12
at [object Object].action (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/geddy/Jakefile:93:5)
at [object Object].run (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/jake/lib/task/task.js:204:19)
at [object Object].runPrereqs (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/jake/lib/task/task.js:115:12)
at [object Object].invoke (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/jake/lib/task/task.js:95:10)
at [object Object].nextPrereq (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/jake/lib/task/task.js:162:21)
at [object Object].runPrereqs (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/jake/lib/task/task.js:112:12)
at [object Object].invoke (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/jake/lib/task/task.js:95:10)

at ChildProcess.exithandler (child_process.js:282:15)
at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:70:17)
at maybeExit (child_process.js:360:16)
at Process.onexit (child_process.js:396:5)

Can you tell me exactly what sequence of commands you ran to get this to happen? Also, what OS and version of Node?


I just installed master, and did this:

 mdes-mbp:work mde$ geddy app foo
 Created app foo.
 mdes-mbp:work mde$ cd foo/
 mdes-mbp:foo mde$ geddy model frang
 [ADDED] app/models/frang.js

Seems to be fine.


I ran my code again and it worked. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for the update!

@czhae czhae closed this Apr 30, 2012

Excellent. :)

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