express-struct

MVC project structure on top of express.

It defines a strict dirs structure for you and mapps automatically the routs.

  • auto routing using "modules/controllers/action" pattern
  • res.render knows its default template name
  • mvc
    • {mymodule}
      • controllers
        • {mycontroller}.js
      • views
        • {mycontroller}
          • {myview.html}
        • layout.html
      • models
      • helpers
var struct = require('express-struct'),
    express = require('express');

var server = express.createServer();

struct.setup(server, options);
server.listen(8888);
{
    // root directory where mvc is located
    root: process.cwd(),
    route: '/:module?/:controller?/:action?(/*)?',
    // convert paths after action into query
    // /app/user/create/name/tj -> query = {name: 'tj'}
    paramQuery: true,
    // module name used if nothing else passed
    defaultModule: 'index',
    // enabled modules list
    moduleNames: null
}

Default module is defined in options. Default controller is module name. Default action is controller name.

/mymodule -> '/mvc/mymodule/controllers/mymodule:mymodule' /mymodule/mycontroller -> '/mvc/mymodule/controllers/mycontroller:mycontroller' /mymodule/mycontroller/myaction -> '/mvc/mymodule/controllers/mycontroller:myaction'