Minimalistic abstract resource controllers to use as a starting point for your standard rails resource. Requires Rails 3.0+ (works with the beta).
I know about inherited_resources, make_resourceful etc. I've used them a lot. With tiny_resource you get less flash. You get 1 easy-to-read controller and 1 helper file which provides just about everything. With tiny_resource you can easily see and modify the code that serves as base controller code for your rails resources. It's not as configurable a resource plugin. If you need to change it use normal class overloading. Or just modify tiny_resource.rb. It's one file to muck around with. You can do it :).
1) Copy the 3 files to whatever directory
2) Configure Rails:
config.autoload_paths += %W( /path/to/that/directory )
1) Copy tiny_resource_controller.rb and tiny_resource_helpers.rb to your controllers directory. Bam, ready to use.
class PagesController < TinyResourceController # # You now have the standard index, new, edit, create, update, destroy etc.. # If you need to change some behaivor just modify tiny_resource_controller.rb (or a copy of it) # # If you need to overload any method, you have 3 controller-methods to help you: # # * resource # the current resource ( model.find(params[:id] ) # * collection # the current collection ( model.all ) # * model # the activerecord model, for example Project # end
There's also TinyUserResourceController that creates, updates and destroys data through current_user.
You can overload any method you want. If you want the tiny resource helpers to work as normal use self.collection= and self.resource= See example bellow:
class PagesController < TinyResourceController # Add pagination to the index-listing def index self.collection = Page.paginate(:per_page => 10, :page => params[:page]) end # This overloading doesn't change any behaivor but it uses the tiny resource helper "model" instead of "Page" det show self.resource = model.find(params[:id]) # model in this case == Page. end end
IN THE VIEW
The default TinyResourceController adds some view-helpers with the normal "helper_method"-call * collection_path # /projects * resource_path(5) # /project/5 * edit_resource_path(5) # /projects/5/edit * new_resource_path # /projects/new * resource # the resource-object, available in show, edit, update) * collection # the collection-array, available in index * model # the activerecord-model, for example Project You also have collection_url, resource_url(5), edit_resource_url(5) and new_resource_url. They work as their *_path equivalents but with full URLs instead.