dynamic-routes

Dynamic routes for Express.JS

dynamic-routes

A dynamic router / loader for http://expressjs.com/

npm install dynamic-routes --save

DynamicRoutes(app, path_to_routes, [options])

var express = require('express'),
    http = require('http'),
    path = require('path'),
    DynamicRoutes = require('dynamic-routes'),
    app = express();
 
app.set('port', process.env.PORT || 3000);
app.set('views', __dirname + '/views');
app.use(express.logger('dev'));
app.use(bodyParser());
app.use(express.methodOverride());
app.use(express.cookieParser('secrets secrets, we got extra'));
app.use(express.session());
app.use(app.router);
app.use(express.static(path.join(__dirname, 'public')));
 
if ('development' == app.get('env')) {
    app.use(express.errorHandler());
}
 
DynamicRoutes(app, __dirname + '/routes/');
// or 
 
/*
DynamicRoutes(app, {
    src: __dirname + '/routes/',
    ignore: [],
    pattern: /\.js$/
});
*/
 
http.createServer(app).listen(app.get('port'), function(){
    console.log('Express server listening on port ' + app.get('port'));
});
 
//routes/index.js 
module.exports = {
    priority: 1000, //this is the `/` handler, should it should be the last route. 
    path: '/',
 
    //this function gets passed the express object one time for any extra setup 
    initfunction(app) {
        //app.head doesn't work with newer express.js  
    },
 
    GETfunction(reqres) {
        res.end('GET ');
    },
    
    POSTfunction(reqres) {
        res.json(req.body);
    }
};
var user = module.exports = function(app) {
    "use strict";
    //other setup 
    app.get(function(reqres) {
        res.json({'user': [req.params.id, req.params, req.query, req.body]});
    });
};
 
user.priority = 1;
user.path = '/user/:id?';
 
module.exports = {
    path: '/user/:id?',
    priority: 1,
    initfunction (app) {
        //setup db 
    },
    
    GETfunction(reqres) {
        res.json({'user': [req.params.id, req.params, req.query, req.body]});
    }
}
  • As of Express 4.x, it's recommended to use require('body-parser')() instead of express.bodyParser(), check this.