soyer

Soyer is small lib for serverside use of Google Closure Templates with node.js

soyer

Soyer is small lib for serverside use of Google Closure Templates with node.js.

Thanks to Daniel Pupius for soynode. I used this module as template and added the language support and removed the compile features.

  npm install soyer
var Soyer = require("soyer");
var mySoyer = new Soyer( config );
 
mySoyer.load( function( errsuccess ){
    if( err ){
        throw err
    } else {
        console.log( "templates sucessfully loaded" );
    }
});

####config object description

  • path : ( String required )
    absolute path to the directory where the module can find compiled soy files.
  • soyFileExt : ( String optional: default = ".soy.js" )
    soy file extension to select only the compiled soy files.
  • languagesupport : ( Boolean optional: default = false )
    enable the language support. If true the following options are relevant.
  • defaultlang : ( String optional: default = "en-us" )
    the default language code if the passed code will not fit.
  • availibleLangs : ( Array optional: default = "[ "en-us", "de-de" ]" )
    a list of valid language codes
  • extractLang : ( Function optional )
    a method to extract the language-code out of the filename. The filename will be passed to the method and should return a valid language code.

Example

var Soyer = require( "soyer" );
 
var mySoyer = new Soyer({
    path: path.resolve( __dirname, "../path/to/templates/" ) 
});
 
mySoyer.load( function( errsuccess ){
    if( err ){
        throw err
    }
 
    var rendered = mySoyer.render( "myNamespace.myTemplate", { param1: "abc" } );
    console.log( rendered );
});

Advanced example

// files in folder: template.soy, template.en.js, template.fr.js, template.de.js 
 
var Soyer = require( "soyer" );
 
var mySoyer = new Soyer({
    path: path.resolve( __dirname, "../path/to/templates/" ) ,
    soyFileExt: ".js",
    languagesupport: true,
    defaultlang: "de",
    availibleLangs: [ "en", "de", "fr" ],
    extractLangfunction( file ){
        var _lang = file.split( "." )[1]
        return _lang
    }
});
 
 
mySoyer.load( function( errsuccess ){
    if( err ){
        throw err
    }
 
    var renderedDE = mySoyer.render( "myNamespace.myTemplate", "de" { param1: "deutsch" } );
    console.log( renderedDE );
 
    var renderedEN = mySoyer.render( "myNamespace.myTemplate", "en" { param1: "english" } );
    console.log( renderedEN );
 
    var renderedFR = mySoyer.render( "myNamespace.myTemplate", "fr" { param1: "français" } );
    console.log( renderedFR );
});

Get's a method to render a template.

mySoyer.get( name, [ lang ] ) Arguments :

  • name: ( String required )
    soy path of the template.
  • lang: ( String required )
    the language to render if languagesupport is activated.

Example

var fnTemplate = mySoyer.get( "myNamespace.path.to.template" );
 
console.log( fnTemplate( { param1: "hello world" } ) );

render a template immediately

mySoyer.get( name, [ lang ] ) Arguments :

  • name: ( String required )
    soy path of the template.
  • lang: ( String optional )
    the language to render if languagesupport is activated.
  • data: ( String optional: default = {} )
    template data.

Example

var rendered = mySoyer.render( "myNamespace.path.to.template", { param1: "hello world" } );
console.log( rendered );

usually you will use soyer within a routing framework like express.
In this case the server has to finish the loading of the templates before the first .render() is called.
So you can use the method routingWait to add a middleware and make sure the templates has been loaded until the first rendering starts.

To use it you just have to add and call the method [ your soyer instance ].routingWait() as middleware.
Buff This is designed to fit to express. But you can use it in other tools, too. You just have to make sure the last argument of your routing framework is the next method ( e.g. in express it's ( request, response, next ) ).

Example

Soyer = require("soyer");
 
var express = require("express");
var app = express.createServer();
 
var mySoyer = new Soyer( config );
mySoyer.load( function( err ){
    if( err ){
        throw err
    }
});
 
app.get( "/myroute/:id", mySoyer.routingWait(), function( req, res ){
    // do your stuff
});
 
app.listen()

###General info

To define a locale my best practice is a combination of language-code ISO 639 and country-code ISO 3166.
But you can define your own logic with this module.

VersionDateDescription
v0.3.52015-04-14Dropped node 0.6 and 0.8 travis tests, because the dependencies to build the modules are not compatible. But i think the compiled version from npm should already work
v0.3.42015-04-14Added try catch during vm context create; changed to a more modern development env with grunt; Switched to lodash
v0.3.32014-10-30Fixed bug in routingWait method
v0.3.12013-12-04Fixed bug to ignore hidden files ( prefixed with a . )
v0.3.02013-03-04Updated soyutils to version Dez. 2012

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Copyright (c) 2013 M. Peter

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