I promise that I'll get back to these soon. There are a bunch more features now that are completely undocumented. I'll also post example applications.
If you are playing around with caboose and want some help, please email me or post an issue.
$ npm install caboose
$ caboose new app_name $ cd app_name $ caboose server
Caboose is the product of many apps I've built. Most sites I've worked on don't require much more than a simple MVC setup. I end up building the same structure over and over again using the same set of tools. Then I started working with Ruby on Rails and realized that all that boilerplate code is taken care of for me. Rails makes it easy to concentrate on the business logic, not the core plumbing. I liked the simplicity and started building caboose to scratch my own itch.
It really comes down to how I like to work. I believe in simple, predictable architecture and making my life easier. Many of the features in caboose are absolutely unnecessary, but they are just the way I like to work. I know most of the node community supports a POSIX-like structure of many small packages that you can assemble into your application. I think this works incredibly well, but forces you to evaluate and learn many different packages to create a single app. My personal preference is to be productive as quickly as possible and find new and interesting packages when I need something more complex. I built caboose to handle that 80% case when you just need something that works. Anything further and you'll need to dive deep, just like any other framework out there.
Hopefully this is useful to some people. If so, please drop me a line.
Actually, if this is not useful to you and/or you completely hate it for any reason, please drop me a line!
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