nutshell

Create & generate MVC project structure, with Express, Mongoose & Jade

Very simple utility to create & generate MVC architecture.

npm install nutshell -g

Nuthshell comes with a two types of patterns: clean and generate. The first of them simply creates a structure for your MVC application. The second type create a structure and add a simple logic for demonstration work.

To use Nutshell clean type, open a terminal, navigate to a directory where you have rights to create files, and type: nutshell myapp -clean This will create a Express application called myapp with MVC structure.

To use Nutshell generate type, open a terminal, navigate to a directory where you have rights to create files, and type: nutshell myapp -generate This will create a Express application called myapp with MVC structure and simple logic.

Any of the preceding commands created a folder in your working directory. This directory has a number of auto-generated files and folders that make up the structure of a Express MVC application. myapp /controllers/index.js – for express routes; /models/index.js – for ORM models (called Schemas in mongoose); /public/css/style.css – style sheet document; /public/js/script.js – client side JavaScript; /public/img/ – for static image files; /views/layout.jade – for view-templates; server.js – node server;

Nutshell generate type adds simple logic to the previous structure, and create index.jade file in /views/.