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Express Resource

express-resource provides resourceful routing to express.

Installation

npm:

$ npm install express-resource

Usage

To get started simply require('express-resource'), and this module will monkey-patch the express.Server, enabling resourceful routing. A "resource" is simply an object, which defines one of more of the supported "actions" listed below:

exports.index = function(req, res){
  res.send('forum index');
};

exports.new = function(req, res){
  res.send('new forum');
};

exports.create = function(req, res){
  res.send('create forum');
};

exports.show = function(req, res){
  res.send('show forum ' + req.params.id);
};

exports.edit = function(req, res){
  res.send('edit forum ' + req.params.id);
};

exports.update = function(req, res){
  res.send('update forum ' + req.params.id);
};

exports.destroy = function(req, res){
  res.send('destroy forum ' + req.params.id);
};

The id option can be specified to prevent collisions:

 exports.id = 'uid';

 exports.destroy = function(req, res) {
   res.send('destroy user ' + req.params.uid);
 };

The app.resource() method will create and return a new Resource:

var express = require('express')
  , Resource = require('express-resource')
  , app = express.createServer();

app.resource('forums', require('./forum'));

Actions are then mapped as follows (by default):

GET     /forums           ->  index
GET     /forums/new       ->  new
POST    /forums           ->  create
GET     /forums/:id       ->  show
GET     /forums/:id/edit  ->  edit
PUT     /forums/:id       ->  update
DELETE  /forums/:id       ->  destroy

Specify a top-level resource using the empty string:

var express = require('express')
  , Resource = require('express-resource')
  , app = express.createServer();

app.resource(require('./forum'));

Top-level actions are then mapped as follows (by default):

GET     /                 ->  index
GET     /new              ->  new
POST    /                 ->  create
GET     /:id              ->  show
GET     /:id/edit         ->  edit
PUT     /:id              ->  update
DELETE  /:id              ->  destroy

NOTE: this functionality will surely grow with time, and as data store clients evolve we can provide close integration.

Running Tests

First make sure you have the submodules:

$ git submodule update --init

Then run the tests:

$ make test

License

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2010-2011 TJ Holowaychuk <tj@vision-media.ca>
Copyright (c) 2011 Daniel Gasienica <daniel@gasienica.ch>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
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'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
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