Conventions for server-side
backbone.js views/controllers. Provides a set of
overrides to allow the same Views and Controllers to be used both client-side
+--------+ | Models | +-----------> +--------+ <------------+ | | Views | | | +--------------+ | | | Controllers | | | +--------------+ | +---------+ +---------+ | Browser | | Server | +---------+ +---------+
Getting started with Bones
- Install node v0.4.* and npm 1.*
- Create package.json file
- Add bones as a bundleDependency/clone repo for development
Bones expect you to organize your application in a certain way, and treats a few directories in special ways.
/commands- extra command line commands
/controllers- Bankbone controllers
/models- Backbone models
/routers- server only routes
/views- Backbone views
With the exception of
/templates/ these directories will be populated with
.bones files. Bones automatically adds the normal boilerplate stuff you would otherwise need to add to files suffixed with
.bones. This has the additional benefit of not loading extra detection code to determine if the code is running on the server or client. Bones will simply add the right code.
Files in each of these directories are expected to provide a single model|view|controller|template|etc... The file should be named a underscoreified version of the class name. A
blogPost model should be defined in a
blog_post.bones file. Bones with automatically transform all-lower-with-underscore style filesystem names to camelcase code.
Creating an application
Bones won't load new files automatically, you need to tell Bones to do that. Create a server by adding a file to
/servers, and then register your models|views|controllers|templates|etc... The example application has an example server in
Your application will need a entry point, an
index.js. The example application again provides a good starting point here.
Note, the second line of the file will need to be changed so that bones isn't included as using a relative path. Your application's
index.js should say:
var plugin = module.exports = require('bones').plugin(__dirname);
- adding child modules (bones-document)
- creating new components (.extend) vs. augmenting existing (.augment)
- adding template engines (see bones/core/index.js)
- server side vs. client side template compilation