* Inspired by Rails, Ember, and React.
This isn't another wrapper around Express or a framework for building frameworks. This also isn't a replacement for server-side frameworks that render DHTML.
- Automatic CRUD actions in controllers
- Automatic pagination, sorting, filtering via query params in controllers
- CLI for eliminating boiler plate
- JSON API 1.0 compliant out of the box
- Optimized database queries based on serialized attributes and associations
- Easy to contribute
- Routes are stored and accessed via a
- Embraces ES2015 and beyond
- Promises & async/await
- Arrow Functions
Minimal API surface area
After your learn how to use it, you'll rarely need to look at the docs.
Pure functions are awesome
Or more appropriately somewhat pure functions are awesome.
Serving content is done by returning objects, arrays, or other primitives rather than calling
res.end(/* content */); and returning nothing.
Convention over configuration
Rails and Ember are great because they make hard decisions for you and make it possible to submit a PR on your first day at a new company. This is rare with Node server frameworks.
Frameworks like Rails are pretty great. You can build amazing applications in a reasonable amount of time without a ton of developers working on a project. They have their limitations though. They can be slow and sometimes hard to scale. Not to mention WebSocket support being so-so.
Node to the rescue.
Not so fast (metaphorically speaking).
I can somewhat see why people would think that when returning a list of the first 10 records from a SQL database table looks like this:
Could you imagine how ugly that gets when you have to implement pagination, filtering, sorting, or—better yet—formatting the response for JSON API?
Also, where does that code live? In what file and folder would I find it? What pattern do you use for organizing this code?
😲 Ok ok give me back Rails I'll worry about performance and scaling later. After all, premature optimization is the root of all evil.
With Lux your code from before can now look like this:
Except CRUD actions are taken care of automatically so it would actually look like this:
It's about time a Node server framework learned something from client-side JS frameworks.
npm install -g lux-framework
Creating Your First Project
new command to create your first project.
lux new <app-name>
To run your application use the
cd <app-name>lux serve
For more information checkout out the Guides.