loadexten

A flexible extension loader

npm install loadexten
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Load-Exten

The problem set solved by loadexten is that often time you want you application to load modules from a directory at execution time. This module does this simply and easily.

I personally use it to load individual API components of our API. I simply drop the components into the api folder and point loadexten at it.

Install

npm install loadexten

or

pushd node_modules/
git clone https://github.com/phidelta/loadexten.git
popd

Usage

require('load-exten')(folder, extension[, arguments]);

Assume a folder structure such as:

./modules/
          javascript.mod
          package.mod/
                      package.json
                      main.js
          folder.mod/
                     index.js
./application.js

The code in application.js would be:

var load=require('loadexten');

load(__dirname+'/modules', '.mod'[, arguments]);

Load-Exten will require everything in the folder with the extension. The module.exports of whatever is loaded needs to be a function, which is called with the arguments passed in.

Example for Express:

var express=require('express');
var load=require('loadexten');
var app=express();
app.get('/', functio(req, res, next) { … }); // Setup stuff directly

load(__dirname+'/modules', '.mod', app); // Use Load-Exten to add additional routes)

app.listen(1234);

Example Module:

module.exports = setup;

function setup(app) {
  app.get('/', …);
}

License

MIT License

Copyright (C) 2012 YOUSURE Tarifvergleich GmbH

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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