In Ruby on Rails , all the routes of a given application can be found within the
You add more and more routes in this file as your project grows.
The problem here is that this file potentially become very complicated to manage over the time.
That’s why it’s important to find a way to order and maintain your routes.
Let’s have a look to an example to see how we could achieve this task.
Few month ago, we created our
my-blog application. This application allows you creating and manipulating blogposts.
Also, it provides an
config/routes.rb looks like as following
Here we can clearly isolate 3 entities:
users posts admin
So let’s see how to extract each of the entities in a separate file.
First, we have to manipulate our
This line will redefine the target of our
The target is now all the Ruby files under the
So when your application receives a request, Rails will search the expected route in the routing table defined under the
Ok. So now, let’s have a look to the files in this directory
$> $ tree config/routes config/routes ├── base.rb ├── admin.rb ├── posts.rb └── users.rb0 directories, 4 files
Note that each file uses the
Rails.application.routes.draw method to declare each resources.
Finally, you can remove the
With this implementation, As things progress, you’ll be able to maintain your routes in a very easy way.
And that will be a good introduction to your app for new developers.