Demandware Open Commerce API Tools (Backbone.js Storefront)
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The Demandware OC API Boilerplate is aimed at becoming a SiteGenesis for the Open Commerce APIs. It is built using Backbone.js on the front end and Node.js on the backend. While the project uses Node.js as a lightweight server and build tool, the end product is a single page application that can be served from a Demandware instance or another http server of your choice (Apache, IIS, Nginx).
This document will cover the technologies used, installation instructions, and some example use cases.
Backbone.js is a popular choice for developing single page applications. It handles the front end routing and data synchronization between the server and front end.
jQuery is a powerful library used for DOM quering and manipulation. It is used by Backbone.js.
A lightweight Node.js express server is used for local development. The use of the Node.js server is optional. You could also put the public directory on any web server and the site would serve fine. Some additional configuration might be needed to support the push state urls.
Less is a superset of CSS. It adds features such as nested css rules and includes. It is used by grunt.js to aid the building of a single minified css file.
Demandware Open Commerce APIs
The Demandware Open Commerce APIs give us access to the data that powers our store. Currently the project only supports the "shop flow" APIs, which deal with categories, products and product search. As future aspects of the Demandware Platform are exposed via the OC APIs they will be added to this project.
You must have node.js installed to run the included web server and build tool. This system has only been tested using node.js 0.6.x branch on the Mac OS X. I am unsure of how well it will work on windows.
Getting the Code
Once you have node installed, please checkout the code from the github repo:
cd some/folder/on/your/machine git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:coderguy/demandware-oc-api-boilerplate.git
Install NPM Packages
cd demandware-oc-api-boilerplate npm install npm install grunt -g
Build the CSS & JS
cd demandware-oc-api-boilerplate grunt
Start the server
View the site
To develop the code you will want to run both the server and the watcher.
cd demandware-oc-api-boilerplate grunt bin/server.js & grunt watch
Note: The & on the end of server command will make it run in the background. To stop the web server run:
This project was developed by Daniel Ice:
email: dice at coderguy dot com website: http://coderguy.com twitter: coderguy64
If you need help getting it setup feel free to email me.
License (MIT License)
Copyright (c) 2012 Daniel Ice
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
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