A helper function to assign controller actions to routes in express
This is a helper function to assign controller actions to routes in express (Not sure if it works with connect as well).
It provides just a tiny bit of structure on top of a normal express app, but also doesn't get in the way at all, and you can continue to use express normally and define even more routes manually if you wish.
In your express project install express-route-controller:
npm install express-route-controller
Now create a folder where you want all your controllers, eg.
controllers, and add a file in there,
mycontroller.js. Then define it somehow, like so:
In your main app.js file (or wherever you set up express routes normally) simply call the helper function (very sparse demo express app):
var express = require'express';var app = express;var erc = require'express-route-controller';// set up express route control:ercappcontrollers: __dirname + '/controllers'routes:'/fetch_hotdogs': 'mycontroller#myaction''/save_hotdogs': action: 'mycontroller#myotheraction' method: 'post';applisten3000;
You can make this even more easier, by defining your routes in a
routes.json file, like so:
And loading the routes is as simple as:
ercappcontrollers: __dirname + '/controllers'routes: require'routes.json';
Pull requests, feature ideas and bug reports are welcome
res.send('name of action');in the function body