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Directory Layout

For those of you already familiar with a Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern, the directory layout below should look familiar.

Directory Description
controllers The “C” in MVC (Model-View-Controller)
deploy App information, install scripts, default configuration and other helper files
htdocs Javascript, images and other web assets
language Translations
libraries The “M” in MVC (ClearOS only uses libraries - similar to models)
packaging Package information
tests Unit tests
views The “V” in MVC

Creating the MVC Folders

Don't worry about having to create this folder structure if you're working on a new app. The clearos CLI script makes things easy:

cd ~/apps
clearos newapp

Enter your app's basename (all lowercase, with underscore word separators), and the utility will not only create the directory structure, but also stub out your basic controller and view.