grunt-jade-plugin

Compile Jade templates to one JavaScript file (normal or AMD).

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Compile Jade templates to one JavaScript file (normal or AMD).

Note: This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.0. If you're still using grunt v.0.3.x please use 0.3.x branch of this plugin.

Installation

npm install grunt-jade-plugin --save-dev

If you're still using Grunt v.0.3.x:

npm install grunt-jade-plugin@~0.3.0 --save-dev

Then it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-jade-plugin');

Config Examples

AMD compilation

jade2js: {
  compile: {
    options: {
      amd: true,

      amdDependences: {
        'jade': 'jade',
        'underscore': '_'
      },
    },

    files: {
      'templates.js': ['temlates/user.jade', 'templates/account.jade']
    }
  }
}

The result templates.js file will content:

define(["jade", "underscore"], function(jade, _) {
  // Compiled templates will be here.
}

You can use your compiled templates like this:

define(["templates"], function(templates) {
  var data = {name: 'John', age: 28};
  var htmlResult = templates.user(data);
  var htmlResult = templates.account(data);
}

Normal JS file compilation

jade2js: {
  compile: {
    options: {
      namespace: 'MyApp.Templates'
    },
    files: {
      'templates.js': 'temlates/*.jade'
    }
  }
}

The result templates.js file will content:

this['MyApp'] = this['MyApp'] || {};
this['MyApp']['Templates'] = this['MyApp']['Templates'] || {};

// Template function
this['MyApp']['Templates']['user'] = function() {};

You can use your compiled templates like this:

var data = {name: 'John', age: 28};
var htmlResult = MyApp.Templates.user(data);

Documentation

Files object

Define what files this task will process. For more info about files object please read Grunt docs.

Examples:

files: {
  'templates1.js': 'source/*.jade', // includes files from source dir only
  'templates2.js': 'source/**/*.jade', // includes files from source dir and all its subdirs
  'templates3.js': ['path/to/sources/file.jade', 'path/to/more/other.jade']
}

Options object

This controls how this task operates and should contain key:value pairs, see options below.

All options and defaults:

options: {
  amd: false,
  amdDependences: {},
  includeRuntime: true,
  injectBefore: '',
  namespace: 'Templates',
  compileDebug: false,
  processName: function(filename) { return filename.split('/').pop().split('.')[0]; }
}
processName function

This option accepts a function which takes the template filepath and returns a string which will be used as the key for the precompiled template object.

By default processName removes the template file path and an extension like this:

// Before:
Templates['templates/user.jade']

// After:
Templates['user']

// So you can access your template function like this:
Templates.user

You can change the default behaviour like this:

files: {
  'templates.js': ['temlates/user.jade', 'templates/account.jade']
},

options: {
  processName: function(filename) {
    return filename
  }
}

Resutl:

Templates['templates/user.jade']
Templates['templates/account.jade']
includeRuntime boolean

Determine if Jade's runtime.js file will be included into the result JS file. By default it will be included.

Note that you have to use the runtime file anyway. So if you prefer to keep it separately, you can download it from the official repository.

amd boolean

Determine if preprocessed template functions will be wrapped in Require.js define function (default is false).

define([], function() {
  // ...
});
amdDependences object
amdDependences: {
  'helpers': 'helpers',
  'underscore': '_'
},

Result:

define(["helpers", "underscore"], function(helpers, _) {
  // Compiled templates will be here.
}
namespace string

The namespace in which the precompiled templates will be assigned (default is 'Templates'). Use dot notation (e.g. App.Templates) for nested namespaces.

Example:

options: {
  namespace: 'MyApp.Templates'
}

Result:

this['MyApp'] = this['MyApp'] || {};
this['MyApp']['Templates'] = this['MyApp']['Templates'] || {};

// Template function
this['MyApp']['Templates']['user'] = function() {};
injectBefore string

It should contain a string that will be injected before precompiled templates.

options: {
  injectBefore: '// string to enject'
}

Release History

Check the HISTORY.md file for change logs and release notes.

License

Copyright (c) 2012 Ivan Votti Licensed under the MIT license. https://github.com/ivanvotti/grunt-jade-plugin/blob/master/LICENSE-MIT

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