Days 9-11 at RC- 1 min
My last update talked about how I was starting to look at routing on fnz. It’s been a little tougher than I expected! It’s not that hard to define routes, but I was having a lot of trouble figuring out how I could load my routes when a fnz application was initialized without it being too weird for a potential user. I circled this problem for a few days, played around with it, left it and played with other non-fnz things and finally decided to take a look at Destroy All Software to see how they handled routing in a screencast about building a framework. My goal with fnz was to reference Destroy All Software’s screencasts on the topic as little as possible, but I was feeling pretty stuck on it.
It turns out the one kind of key things I needed was the
instance_eval method, which I had never used before. While it’s something I probably would be very careful about using in a traditional web app for fear of code injections from bad actors, it seemed like a good call in this case.
I was able to define an App which was initialized with a do block, the do block is then passed to
instance_eval in the initialize method and my routes are created.
FNZ = Fnz.new do get './' do './public/index.html' end end
get is a defined method on my Fnz class which creates a get route with an address and a block. In this case it would just return the file to be served, but we could do fancier things with it as well.
I was really happy to get unstuck on this problem. I think I will take a break from fnz for a few days before really wrapping up routing and continuing to new things.