generator-express

A nodejs express generator for Yeoman

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Generator express

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An Expressjs generator for Yeoman, based on the express command line tool.

Getting started

  • Make sure you have yo installed: npm install -g yo
  • Install the generator locally: npm install generator-express
  • Run: yo express
  • Run: grunt to run the local server at localhost:3000, the grunt tasks include live reloading for .jade views, css in public/stylesheets and restarting the server for changes to app.js or js in routes/

MVC apps

I've created a new generator for creating MVC style apps in express, it's based around nodejs-express-mongoose-demo. It uses MongoDB as it's default database, you will need to have it installed and running to get the default app running.

To get going:

  • Make sure you have yo installed: npm install -g yo
  • Install the generator locally: npm install generator-express
  • Ensure that MongoDB is running on your machine, if running elsewhere the connection string can be changed in config/config.js
  • Run: yo express --mvc
  • Run: grunt to run the local server - defaults to localhost:3000 - port can be changed in config/config.js. The grunt tasks include live reloading as before.

Options

  • --skip-install

    Skips the automatic execution of bower and npm after scaffolding has finished.

  • --mvc

    Installs MVC style scaffolding.

Testing

Tests are written with mocha.

  • Install: npm install -g mocha
  • Run: mocha

Contributing

Contributors are welcome, please fork and send pull requests! If you have any ideas on how to make this project better then please submit an issue.

License

MIT License

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