Routing in Rails

What is Routing

"Connecting URLs to code"

Rails Routing Techniques

get '/trips/:id', to: 'trips#show', as: 'trip'
resources :trips

Resourceful

Complex

Explicit

  if Gitlab::Sherlock.enabled?
    namespace :sherlock do
      resources :transactions, only: [:index, :show] do
        resources :queries, only: [:show]
        resources :file_samples, only: [:show]

        collection do
          delete :destroy_all
        end
      end
    end
  end
  resources :snippets do
    member do
      get 'raw'
    end
  end
  get '/s/:username', to: redirect('/u/%{username}/snippets'),
                      constraints: { username: /[a-zA-Z.0-9_\-]+(?<!\.atom)/ }
  resources :invites, only: [:show], constraints: { id: /[A-Za-z0-9_-]+/ } do
    member do
      post :accept
      match :decline, via: [:get, :post]
    end
  end
  resources :sent_notifications, only: [], constraints: { id: /\h{32}/ } do
    member do
      get :unsubscribe
    end
  end
 path: :uploads do
    # Note attachments and User/Group/Project avatars
    get ":model/:mounted_as/:id/:filename",
        to:           "uploads#show",
        constraints:  { model: /note|user|group|project/, mounted_as: /avatar|attachment/, filename: /[^\/]+/ }

    # Appearance
    get ":model/:mounted_as/:id/:filename",
        to:           "uploads#show",
        constraints:  { model: /appearance/, mounted_as: /logo|header_logo/, filename: /.+/ }

    # Project markdown uploads
    get ":namespace_id/:project_id/:secret/:filename",
      to:           "projects/uploads#show",
      constraints:  { namespace_id: /[a-zA-Z.0-9_\-]+/, project_id: /[a-zA-Z.0-9_\-]+/, filename: /[^\/]+/ }
  end

But let's keep it simple

  • resources is simple
  • resources is conventional
  • resources is RESTful

RESTful Review

  • REpresentational State Transfer
  • Communicate over HTTP
  • Communicate using HTTP verbs
    • GET
    • POST
    • PET
    • DELETEĀ 

In rails

Rails.application.routes.draw do
  resources :photos
end

Gives us

$ bundle exec rake routes
    Prefix Verb   URI Pattern                Controller#Action
    photos GET    /photos(.:format)          photos#index
           POST   /photos(.:format)          photos#create
 new_photo GET    /photos/new(.:format)      photos#new
edit_photo GET    /photos/:id/edit(.:format) photos#edit
     photo GET    /photos/:id(.:format)      photos#show
           PATCH  /photos/:id(.:format)      photos#update
           PUT    /photos/:id(.:format)      photos#update
           DELETE /photos/:id(.:format)      photos#destroy

More resources

(but not the routing kind)

Routing in Rails

By Andrew Tomaka

Routing in Rails

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