Node.js is a little odd (opinion). For example, I find that apps will
sometimes put the core of the business application in a folder named
'lib'. In RubyOnRails I would consider the lib folder to hold Ruby
extensions and such, nothing to do with the actual business app (model,
view, controller).

Further, within the lib/ folder is the domain folder (i.e. customer) and
within there is the route.js, handler.js, helper.js, model.js, etc. Again,
this is different from my RubyOnRails upbringing where, as Pete pointed
out, you'd delineate by directories first (i.e. all models go in the
models/ directory).

Further, in Node.js there is a practice of creating an index.js in each
directory which, when imported, will appropriate load or do other things
for the remaining files in that directory.

On final note, this is one reason I like RubyOnRails. They picked a folder
structure that worked for 99% of web apps and sent people down that path.

Aaron Bartell
IBM i hosting, starting at $157/month. litmis.com/spaces


On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 1:42 PM, Pete Helgren <pete@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Some frameworks are opinionated and some aren't so it depends if you are
going to end up fighting conventions or not. I think just about any
framework with an MVC design pattern will group like code/objects together
and I even do that for my RPG stuff (which has no opinion). Node itself I
don't think cares about structure. It is what ever is familiar to you, but
in most cases my guess is that you'll follow either a logical grouping of
like code:

/Model

/View

/Controller

Or use a naming convention: model1.js, view1.js, controller1.js under a
single folder. My Java and Rails projects follow the convention above; A
structured, opinionated layout. My Node projects follow the latter unless
they use a framework that has it's own opinionated structure.

I'd say with complex apps, MVC by folder groupings may be easier. For
small apps I'd keep it simple....

Pete Helgren
www.petesworkshop.com
GIAC Secure Software Programmer-Java
Twitter - Sys_i_Geek IBM_i_Geek


On 1/11/2018 12:20 PM, Justin Taylor wrote:

Are there standards for how Node code should be organized? I scaffold'd
an Express app for R&D, and it gave me a dir structure. I'm just not sure
where my various bits of code should go.

Thanks


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