A rails-like framework for node
JetFire is a YARLF ( YET ANOTHER RAILS LIKE FRAMEWORK ). It uses conventions learnt from rails and aims to be a rails alternative for JS Ninjas out there. It has a full stack MVC and a lot of features on the way.
Through npm :
sudo npm install jetfire -g
jetfire new jetapp
# cd into the app foldercd jetapp# start the serverjetfire server
Now open up your favorite browser ( and i am sure its not IE :P ) and navigate to localhost:3000. This is the default jetfire homepage.
Now, lets start building our jetfire powered application. I promise it'll be fn ;)
jefire generate controller home
The above command will create a file called HomeController.js in app-folder/app/controllers.
An action can be defined inside the controller as follows
The action accepts 2 params, $ and next. The $ will contain params to be passed to the controller and also it can be used to pass template variables to the view from the controller.
The next function needs to be called after the execution of the controller ends. If the controller has a callback for eg:
the next function preferebly should be called from inside the inner most callback.
Route for the home#index can be specified like this,
moduleexports ='/': 'home#index';
Now we need to create a view.
This setting is present in the app config file app-folder/config/application.js
moduleexports =appName: "JetPack App"port: "3000"env: "development"viewEngine: "jade" // also supports ejs and haml;
Set viewEngine to ejs or haml to use them for templating.
Along with the viewEngine the app config also has the port setting and env setting of the app.
Now to create the view. Lets create a file called index.jade in app-folder/app/views/home. This folder is automatically generated when you create the controller. The jade file as follows
h1 Hurray we finally see something!!
Now run the server again using
Now you can see the page says "Hurray we finally see something"
JetFire currently uses sequelize internally for the ORM, which by default supports sqlite, postgres and mysql. ( Mongo through mongoose is on the way!! :) )
to create a model use the following command
jetfire g model User name:string email:string
The above command creates a model file @ app-folder/app/models called User.js and also a Create file migration in app-folder/db/migrate and a schema app-folder/db/schema
More documentation on models coming soon...
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