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This is the first version of our Ultimate Web Framework, we creating it as usual, without Micon using just plain old Ruby technics.

Later, in the step two we’ll refactor this version using Micon.

Setting load paths.

dir = "#{File.dirname __FILE__}/ultima1"
$LOAD_PATH << "#{dir}/lib"

This is the main class of our framework, it uses another utility classes like router and config.

module Ultima
  class << self

References to router and config.

    attr_accessor :router, :config

The main method of our framework, here we create request, decoding url and calling controller to generate some output.

    def run url

Creating new request object from url.

      request = Request.new url

Using router to get controller class and method from the url.

      controller_class, method = router.decode url

Creating controller and calling it to generate output.

      controller = controller_class.new

Passing request to controller.

      controller.request = request
      controller.send method

In any serious application there are always some sort of config files, so we also have it, reading our config file.

require 'yaml'
Ultima.config = YAML.load_file "#{dir}/config/config.yml"

Now as in any real application we are using some property of config file to configure our framework, in our case we are using it to initialize router.

require 'router'
router = Router.new
router.url_root = Ultima.config['url_root']
Ultima.router = router

We also need to load request and controller classes, located in the .docs/ultima1/lib folder.

require 'request'
require 'controller'

At last all of system libraries are loaded and ready and we can load our application – PagesController.

require 'pages_controller'

We also need to configure some routes.

Ultima.router.add_route '/index', PagesController, :index

Now all is ready and we can run our application.

url = '/index'
Ultima.run url

Go to console and type ruby docs/ultima1.rb – You should see something like this:

PagesController: displaying the :index page.

So, our framework is working!

Now, please take look at the second version of this framework and see how it can be simplified by using Dependency Inejction.