Setting up a view in hapi js
So when starting out with hapi js one of the first things that comes up is how to go about setting up a client system, serve static assets, and provide a view. A view can be set up by just hosting static assets, but what about server side, on demand rending with templates? In this post I will be going over how to get started with a view in hapi js.
1 - hapi view and what to know before hand.
To set up a view more dependencies need to be installed into a project beyond just hapi itself. Of course the layout engine of choice needs to be installed, but also an additional plug in as well at least in hapi 17.x.
2 - Setting up a view in hapi 17.x
In this section I am using hapi 17.9.0 which differs significantly from older versions of hapi, in older, and possibly newer major releases of hapi the code example here might break.
So I set up a project folder for this example and I am using the following dependences and version of hapi.
I then have a main index.js file that looks like this:
And a index.pug file in the views folder.
2.1 - Using locals
So then there is also a desire to use local variables for the template in most cases. For that just pass an object that contains the locals that are to be used in the template when calling the view method in the response toolkit.
So the the local variable can be used in the template.