Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· caiobianchi

Dinamically import all models/controllers in Express

I have been playing with Express 3 for quite some time now, and one of the first challenges I had was to make it "look" more like Rails in terms of convention. I was quite frustrated to see so many Node projects storing the whole application logic in one file, just because Express allows for it.
So, I came up with a solution so that you can have "models" and "controllers" in separate files and folders (in CoffeeScript):

fs = require 'fs'
models_path = "#{__dirname}/models"
fs.readdir models_path, (err, files) ->
  files.forEach (file) -> require "#{models_path}/#{file}"

Same applies for controllers just by changing the path, don't forget to "export"(module.exports= {}) all your code, so that is accessible throughout the application.
Let me know what you think.