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Bogart is an awesome framework, but it currently does not come with a CLI. This module provides a CLI to help you get started quicker and easier with Bogart.


npm install -g bogart-gen


Generate an app

The easiest way to get started in Rails is now the easiest way to get started in Bogart. Just use

bogart new <appName>

This will generate a folder tree that looks like this:

appName |

|__ lib

| |__ apis

| |__ repositories

| |__ views

| | |__ layout.html

| |

| |__ routers

| | |__ hello.js

| | |__ middleware.js

| | |__ static-content.js

| |

| |__ util.js


|__ public

| |__ images

| |__ javascripts

| |__ stylesheets


|__ db

| |__ migrations

| |__ schema.sql


|__ config

| |__ settings.js



|__ app.js

|__ package.json

Generate a repository

Repositories are the database abstraction layer of a Bogart application. Currently, bogart-gen only supports MySQL. Repos generated with bogart-gen will contain a basic CRUD with five functions:

get: // Get an object from the database by it's id

- ```javascript
set:  // Create a new entry in the DB, or update an existing one if the object passed to it has an ID

search: // More flexible than list, and return is compatible with GammaGrid

- ```javascript
del:  // Deletes an entry from the database 

From the CLI, use bogart generate repo <modelName> to generate a repo.

Generate an API

bogart-gen can create Bogart routing files for you so you can get up and running quickly. All API routes generated by bogart-gen will start with '/api/'. These API's will expose all of the repository methods; returns will be in JSON. Generate an API by calling the following from the command line:

bogart g api <modelName>

You'll notice that this uses 'g' instead of 'generate'; this is a convenience provided by bogart-gen, it doesn't matter whether you use 'g' or 'generate'.

Generate a router

With bogart g router <name> [routes], you can generate a router file with a few predefined routes (unless you specify the --lite option). For example, bogart g router post would generate the following file:

  var bogart = require('bogart');
  module.exports = function (router, viewEngine) {
    router = router || bogart.router();
    router.get('/posts', function (req) {
    router.get('/post/:id', function (req){
    });'/post', function (req) {

With bogart g router post --lite the output becomes

var bogart = require('bogart');
module.exports = function (router, viewEngine) {
  router = router || bogart.router();
  //Specify routes here 
  router.get('/post/:id', function (req){